With 18-years as an active duty Navy spouse, Eileen Huck knows a thing or two about military transitions. As NMFAs delegate to the Commission, she is the "
voice of military families"
which complements our mission of
successful educational transitions
for military students
I feel very privileged to have represented NMFA on the Compact since joining our Government Relations team in 2012, my strong belief is that this relationship is mutually beneficial. NMFA has worked hard over the years to raise awareness and understanding of the Compact among the military families we serve.
As the voice for military families, we also try to elevate issues that continue to confront military families as they transition to new school districts and states. At the same time, we’ve benefited from the opportunity to collaborate with so many education professionals who are clearly committed to serving the military-connected kids in their districts.
I always value the opportunity to learn what programs and policies they are adopting and then share that information with military families. I think a huge, perhaps unintended benefit of the Compact is the personal relationships it has helped create among education professionals and others serving military families. Those relationships and mutual understanding enhance our ability to find solutions to problems and best serve military kids – and that’s what we’re all here for.