What Is a Levy Brief?

By Kim Hamilton
A levy brief is a meeting that provides guidance and useful information to members of the armed forces who have been reassigned to another military post.

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A levy brief is a meeting that provides guidance and useful information to members of the armed forces who have been reassigned to another military post. These briefings play an important role in transitioning military personnel from one station to another.

Time Frame

Make sure your levy brief is scheduled.

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Once a soldier has transfer orders, a levy brief is usually scheduled within 30 days. If a date and time is not included with the orders, the soldier should contact the levy section and schedule the levy brief as soon as possible.

Agenda

Each military base has its own levy brief agenda. Generally, it will cover topics such as moving possessions, flight scheduling, utilities notification (telephone, cable, gas, water), banking and motor vehicle issues. If school-age children are involved, exiting paperwork from the old school and arrangements for entering a new school will be covered.

Considerations

Spouses and children over the age of 18 must attend the levy brief. Recent military and civilian medical records should be brought to the meeting. Non-medical evaluations of school-age children, such as IEP (Individual Education Plan), should also be brought.

About the Author

Based in Baltimore, Kim Hamilton has been writing articles and legal summaries since 2001, with articles appearing in various online publications. She specializes in law, food and health-related topics. Hamilton holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Roanoke College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore.

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