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Special Note: The Army developed the original guidance requiring Soldiers to identify Family members with special needs. The other Services soon pursued similar initiatives. Each Service developed its own enrollment or eligibility criteria. Differences in identification criteria made it difficult to coordinate assignments across Services. In December 2005, DOD issued DOD Instruction 1315.19, Authorizing Special Needs Family Members Travel Overseas at Government Expense. The Instruction included criteria for identifying a Family member with special needs. The Army revised its criteria to conform to the DOD standard.