Youth with parent in the military

American Flag in front of IVCC's building

Identification of a student with a parent who is a member of the armed forces and on active duty should be based upon the following definitions:

  • The term “armed forces” is defined as being a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard.
  • The term “active duty” is defined as full-time duty in the active military service of the United States. Such terms includes full-time training duty, annual training duty, and attendance, while in the active military service, at a school designated as a service school by law or by the Secretary of the military department concerned. Such term does not include full-time National Guard duty.

As specified by ICCB MIS Manual (May 2021)

Youth with parent in the military can have an increased risk of experiencing disruption in their academic progress. Therefore, you have a Special Populations Transition Specialist to help guide you along your journey and connect you to the resources that you need! Reach out to Hannah Bowermaster by calling/texting 815-224-0575 or email

IVCC & Community Resources

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