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Join the Military Children World Expo Team

We have a team of passionate individuals who are dedicated to creating a world-class event that celebrates the Resilience and Unstoppable Power of Military Children. Our team includes event planners, marketing experts, military parents, child serving organizations, and volunteers from all walks of life. Together, we are committed to making the Month of the Military Child "RISILIENCE" 2024 World Expo a truly unforgettable experience for everyone.

MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD

In 1986, April was designated Month of the Military Child by Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger. Since that time, military communities around the world have recognized military children for their contributions and unique needs. Our nation’s service members do not serve alone. Alongside many of them are the 1,602,261 brave military children, youth and teens who make significant contributions for the country while dealing with uncertainty and concern for their parents. We pay tribute to these extraordinary children, youth and teens by designating the month of April to thank and support them — focusing on the unique and invaluable role they play — and ensuring that they have access to the support and resources they need.

Adrienne Schaffer Esq. (Colonel Retired USA)

Founder & CEO

Military Children's Six Foundation

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Adrienne Schaffer is an attorney and retired Colonel in, US Army. Before retiring from military service in December 2017, she served as the Special Assistant to the Chief Counsel of, the National Guard Bureau (NGB) from January 2016 – December 2017. In that capacity, she focused on the Chief Counsel’s priorities for strengthening the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program capabilities. COL Schaffer (Ret.) prepared the Special Victims’ Counsel Program concept plan to secure the permanent Title 10 force structure of attorneys and paralegals to be stationed across the 54 states and territories.

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Colonel Adrienne Schaffer (Retired) Image

COL (Ret.) Schaffer has over 30 years of military experience. As a Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps Officer, Adrienne served as a Chief Legal Advisor to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), lead counsel for legal operations development for NGB’s Office of the Chief Counsel, and the inaugural Deputy Chief for the Army National Guard Trial Defense Service. Adrienne has engaged in international dialogue forums developing multilateral military operations frameworks, spearheaded several congressionally mandated initiatives, and has overseen the supervision and training of 130 JAG officers.

 

As legal practitioner, Adrienne served as the Deputy Associate Chief Counsel, Regulatory Affairs Division, in the Office of the Chief Counsel.

 

Adrienne has also served as a guardian ad-litem (GAL) for more than a decade advocating for the rights and best interests and welfare of countless children facing juvenile delinquency charges, in foster care, and entangled in complex family court matters.

Adrienne's long held passion for youth advocacy and leadership development was shaped by her work as a GAL spanning over 10 years and by her more than 30 years of military service.

Her desire to work in the youth serving space inspired her to start the Military Children's Six Foundation.

Founder & Executive Director of the Military Children's Six Foundation

The Mission of the Military Children's Six Foundation (MC6) is to support the development of children of active. reservist, retired, and veteran military families.

 

MC6 strives to provide resources and support to ensure that military children have access to the same educational, social, and emotional opportunities as their civilian counterparts. We recognize the unique challenges that military families face and are committed to providing support and resources to help build resilient and adaptive children. 

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We are also dedicated to promoting the mental, physical, and emotional health of military children and families, as well as providing a platform for advocacy on issues related to military children.

 

We strive to create a strong support network for military children and their families and a bridge between military families and the civilian community. 

We strive to foster resilience, adaptability, and community engagement, and create a supportive environment for military children and their families.

The Military Children's Six Foundation is committed to honoring our service members and their families by supporting and celebrating their children. Guiding us in this mission are the core values that we seek to model after the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Thank you for your support! 

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