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Commanding Officers are strongly encouraged to establish the collateral duty of a Command Advisor on Pregnancy and Parenthood (CAPP).  The primary responsibility of the CAPP is to ensure pregnant servicewomen and servicemen who are expectant fathers receive proper counseling and guidance in order for the service member to understand their rights, responsibilities, and the opportunities afforded to them as parents in the Navy to successfully balance the demands of a naval career with their family plans and responsibilities. 

CAPP expectations include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring all service members are aware of the many services available to them as they make the transition into parenthood. 
  • Serving as the main point of contact for any service member, regardless of pregnancy or parenthood status, for questions and concerns regarding pregnancy and parenthood rights and services.   
  • Ensuring pregnant servicewomen and expectant servicemen are aware of, and receive counseling services from professionals, as applicable, for each pregnancy and/or additional child.

The following references are provided to help assist the CAPP and to provide the most up-to-date information and resources. 

Command Advisor on Pregnancy and Parenthood (CAPP) Brief.ppt

Command Advisor on Pregnancy and Parenthood (CAPP) Checklist.docx

Family Care Plan (FCP)

FCP Directive

Navy Guidelines Concerning Pregnancy and Parenthood (policy)

CFL Operating Guide:  Managing PFA Records for Pregnant Servicewomen

Support of Servicewomen with Nursing Infants (policy)

Quick Reference Guide for Command Leadership



Sexual Health and Responsibility Program (SHARP)

Contraception Methods - Reproductive Health

Navy E-Learning Course:  Sexual Health and Responsibility (CPPD-GMT-SHR-1.0)

Prenatal Services

Budget for Baby Program via NMCRS

Nurturing Parenting

New Baby Bulletin and Guide

New Parent Support 

Lactation/Breastfeeding Education

Zero to Three

Student Online Achievement Resources (SOAR)

Tutoring Assistance

Navy School Liaison Officer Support (K-12)

Military K-12 Partners





Pregnancy Fitness

New Parent Support Program and Resources

WIC Online (CONUS)

WIC Overseas Program (OCONUS)

Expectant Dads and Fatherhood

Military Onesource 

Fleet and Family Support Center




Budgeting for Baby

Tips to Save Money

Baby Cost Calculator

Navy's Exceptional Family Member Program  (EFMP)

Additional Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Information

National Child Support Enforcement Association

DFAS Child Support Garnishment FAQs 

Support of Family Members (MILPERSMAN 1754-030)

Operation Military Kids (OMK)

Navy Child and Youth Programs (SLO) Social Media Page

Military Kids Connect



Child Care Aware of America

Childcare Access for Military Families (Sitter City)

Navy Child and Youth Programs 

Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood (MCCYN)

Respite Care for Children with Special Needs (EFMP)

Boys and Girls Club of America - Military Partnership Program

YMCA Military Respite Care (Program Sponsored by DoD) 


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