will oversee multistate agreement addressing school
transfers for military children
Lexington, Ky.-Retired Brig.
Gen. Norman E. Arflack, former secretary of the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, will be the first executive director of the Interstate Commission on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
Arflack, a Frankfort, Ky., resident, becomes the first head of the national commission that administers the multistate compact designed to help students who move with parents from one military base to another and must change schools.
The compact eases the transition with policies that address the interstate transfer of enrollment records, graduation requirements, age of enrollment and Advanced Placement courses.
"I've worked throughout my career to serve others-in particular the military men and women of our country," Arflack
"I understand the impact deployments and reassignments have on military families."
The military compact commission was created in 2007 by The Council of State Governments
and the U.S. Department of Defense
Thirty states have signed the compact.
, who begins his
work with the commission May 3, will work out of offices in CSG's Lexington, Ky., headquarters.
According to the commission, the average military student faces transition challenges more than twice during high school and most military children transfer nine times during their K-12 years.
More than half of all military personnel support families.
"This new interstate compact, adopted in 30 states, gives military children an equal opportunity to succeed, and I look forward to helping make the vision of this compact a reality," said Arflack
enlisted in Kentucky's Army National Guard as a private and rose to the rank of brigadier general.
He also served as executive director of the National Guard Association of Kentucky and as vice chairman of the board of directors of the National Guard Association of the United States.
He served as deputy adjutant general under Kentucky Govs.
In addition to his
rise through the ranks of the National Guard
similarly ascended in the state's law enforcement community.
He began his state government career as a state trooper in the 1970s and eventually became secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet during the Fletcher administration