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Command Advisor on Parenthood & Pregnancy (CAPP)



Sailors are expected to balance the demands of a naval career with their family plans and responsibilities. While not mandatory, Commanding Officers are strongly encouraged to designate a Command Advisor on Parenthood & Pregnancy (CAPP) to act as a resource for the command and its Sailors.

The primary responsibilities of the CAPP are to serve as an advisor to the command triad on all things P&P related and ensure Sailors receive the proper counseling and guidance to understand their responsibilities, rights, and resources afforded to them as parents in the Navy. This program aims to help Sailors better balance the demands of a naval career, and family plans and obligations. 


CAPP responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure all Sailors are aware of the resources and services available to them as they transition into parenthood
  • Serve as the main point of contact for any Sailor, regardless of parenthood or pregnancy status, for questions or concerns regarding parenthood & pregnancy rights and services   
  • Ensure Sailors are aware of and receive counseling services from professionals, as applicable, for each pregnancy and/or additional child
  • Keep command leaders informed of changes to the Navy's parenthood & pregnancy policies and programs

​Interested in standing up a CAPP Program? Send an email to for more information.


The following resources are provided to help assist commands and the CAPP in standing up and maintaining their CAPP programs. New resources will be added as they become available. Please refer to the Parenthood & Pregnancy and Policies & Instructions page for overarching Navy policy, instructions, and references.

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