Getting to know sponsorship

Moving is a way of life for Service Members and their Families, as well as many DOD Civilians and Contractors.

Resources like MilitaryINSTALLATIONSPlan My Move, and Military OneSource provide important information to help make moving easier.

However, for many newcomers, a sponsor adds that personal touch.

A sponsor is assigned by a newcomer's gaining unit or DOD civilian agency and helps the newcomer before, during and after a move. They can provide information for installation resources

If you haven't been assigned a sponsor, you can request a sponsor through your new unit/agency, or use the "Request a Sponsor" button located within each tab at right. Sponsors are assigned that have similar rank, family status and job duties.  

We also recognize that incoming Service Members and Civilian employees aren’t the only ones affected by a move, so spouses can also receive training to become sponsors.

Overall, the Sponsorship Program aims to do the following:

  • Provide newcomers with a sense of belonging
  • Ease the transition for inbound service members or civilians and their family members
  • Increase productivity of Service Members and loved ones
  • Help newcomers make informed decisions
  • Cultivate new friendships
  • Improve morale

To help prepare sponsors for success, the Sponsorship Program through the Army Community Service (ACS) Relocation Readiness Program provides training and access to important information and resources. 

Roles and Responsibilities


Army Community Service (ACS), part of Stuttgart Family & MWR, is responsible for providing sponsorship training through the Relocation Readiness Program.  The training is offered to all military branches, DOD Civilians and Contractors.  Spouse sponsorship training is also available upon request.  

Click here to find the date of the next scheduled sponsorship training 

Assignment of Sponsor

Your unit is responsible for assigning an Official Sponsor or Spouse Sponsor (if requested). If you don't have a sponsor, contact Central Processing.

The School Liaison Officer (SLO), a part of the Child & Youth Services (CYS) section of Stuttgart Family & MWR, is responsible for assigning a Youth Sponsor. 

To request a sponsor, select the type of sponsor in the tabs on this page and click on the request button.