A key to the success of the EFMP is the cooperation by the Soldier with the mandatory enrollment requirement.
Enrollment in the EFMP helps the Army match the Soldier's grade and specialty with a location that can support the EFM's special needs. When a Soldier is enrolled, the review occurs early in the assignment process. It is important to keep in mind that a match is not guaranteed and the Soldier may be subject to a worldwide assignment or called upon to serve an unaccompanied tour.
Not enrolling an EFM may cause serious problems when a Soldier receives a new assignment to a remote location within the U.S. or a location overseas. Overseas Family travel may be delayed (unapproved) until the Family members, who will accompany the Soldier, have been screened for medical and special education conditions.
The Army wants to be sure that an EFM does not travel to a remote location within the U.S. or a location overseas that does not offer the required medical services.