Navy School Liaison Officer

Program Description

The Navy School Liaison Officer is a critical link between military installations, local school administrators, parents and the community at-large. The SLO tries ensure that military children are given every opportunity to succeed.

For parents, the SLO can help address school issues and military lifestyle concerns, including school transfers and deployment stresses. The SLO trains parents to be informed educational advocates for their children.

For the installation commander, the SLO serves as education expert and advisor. The SLO fosters a responsive, cooperative relationship between school representatives and the military community.


  • Information for transferring families about local school districts and school resources.
  • Assistance for parents in understanding the special education process.
  • Additional referrals for local services and resources.
  • Training, including information about deployment support, for educators working with Navy children.

Supplemental Materials

  • The local School Liaison Officer web page maintains a set of resources for educators and parents, including a handbook for parents at Naval Station Newport.

Contact Info

1376 Bushnell St
Middletown, RI 02842