Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things anyone can go through. In its commitment to the Families of the Fallen, the United States Army has developed a comprehensive Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) Program. The mission of the Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) is to provide long-term support to Families of our Fallen Soldiers by offering assistance with any concerns or issues, providing information on services and programs, and connecting Families to outreach organizations both inside and outside the Department of Defense.
The Support Coordinator provides long term supportive services to surviving Family members. She serves as an advocate to Families and helps maintain a connection to the Army for as long as the Family desires. She arranges individual and group support counseling, and provides information and referral services within military installations or with available agencies in communities closest to where surviving Family members live.
The Financial Counselor provides financial assistance, investment education, and estate planning to assist the surviving Family member in reaching their financial goals.
The Support Coordinator and the Financial Counselor work closely with the Benefits Coordinator. The Benefits Coordinator provides expertise on local, state and federal benefits to Families. She works with the Casual Assistance Officer (CAO) to provide guidance and assistance with benefits and applications and connects the Family to benefit providers.Important SOS Links