Department of Defense Education Activity

Dependents Education Council (DEC)

Purpose

The Dependents Education Council (DEC) fosters communication, facilitates problem solving, recommends educational policy actions, and addresses logistics and administrative support matters between and among the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, the Director, DoDEA, the General and Flag officers representing the commanders of unified combatant commands, major service commands, military services, military departments and heads of applicable Intelligence Agencies. The DEC is chair by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs and the DoDEA Director serves as the Executive Secretary. This Council meets bi-annually.

Membership 

DEC Members consists of the General and Flag officers representing the Commanders of Unified Combatant Commands, Military Service Commands, Military Departments and heads of applicable Intelligence Agencies.

Updates

The PRE DEC:

  • The PRE DEC is 31 March 2021, 0630 to 0730 (Eastern Standard Time).
  • The PRE DEC will be conducted using Microsoft Teams. The Microsoft Teams Invite was emailed 22 February 2021.
  • Proposed DEC Topics should be submitted NLT 29 March to
  • Please address any questions on the DEC or the PRE-DEC to

The DEC:

  • The DEC is 10 June 2021 (Thursday) 1000 to 1230 (Eastern Standard Time).
  • RSVP's should be submitted NLT 1 June (sooner is better).
  • The meeting will be conducted via Microsoft Teams.