The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory
enrollment program for all active duty personnel with family members
with special needs.
The goal of EFMP is to assist military families in managing the dual
demands of a Navy career and the special needs of a family member.
An exceptional family member includes a family member enrolled in
DEERS who possesses a diagnosed physical, intellectual or emotional
need that requires specialized medical or educational services.
Enrollment in the EFMP program is designed to assist the sponsor
with assignment to a duty station where appropriate services,
necessary to support the family member(s), are available.