Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3)


The Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs’ Executive Director is the appointed Commissioner for Kentucky’s Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. Colonel (Ret) M. Blaine Hedges and Commission Staff administer the Compact, with support from the appointed State Council membership.

Kentucky strongly supports its military population and was the second state to sign the Compact into law in 2008. The main purpose of the State Council is oversee Kentucky’s participation in the Compact. We recognize the average military student faces transition challenges more than twice during high school and most military children will attend six to nine different school systems in their lives from kindergarten to 12th grade. The Compact therefore seeks to make transition easier for the children of military families, both active duty and defense civilian, so that they are afforded the same opportunities for educational success as other children and are not penalized or delayed in achieving their educational goals.


Kentucky Resources


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Kentucky State Council Members

COL (R) Blaine Hedges
Commissioner, Kentucky MIC3 Council
Commissioner (Ex-officio)                                                         
Commissioner                                                                                 Representative of the Executive Branch                                                         


700 Capitol Avenue, Room 157                                                         
Frankfort KY  40601                                                         


Stephen L. Pruitt
Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Education

State Commissioner of Education                                                         

Kentucky Department of Education                                                         
Office of the Commissioner of Education                                                         
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor                                                         
Frankfort KY  40601                                                          


Teresa ​Morgan
Superintendent, Hardin County Schools
Superintendent of Schools, Hardin County                           
  -Superintendent of a school district with a high                                                              
    concentration of military children                                                         
65 W.A Jenkins Road                                                                                                                          
Elizabethtown KY  42701                                                         
Mary Ann Gemmill
Superintendent, Christian County Schools

Appointed in 2013 representing a Kentucky military school district                                                         

Superintendent of Christian County Schools
200 Glass Avenue
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
(270) 887-7001

Tracy Goff-Herman
Executive Advisor/Legislative Liaison, Guiding Support Services

Appointed in 2012 representing Kentucky military family education                                                         

Kentucky Department of Education- Military Family Education Liaison
Office of Guiding Support Services/General Counsel
500 Mero Street, 1st Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4474

COL Patrick N. Kaune
Garrison Commander, Fort Knox, Kentucky

Appointed in 2013 representing Kentucky, as Commissioner of Education                                                         

Office of the Commissioner of Education
500 Mero Street, 1st Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-3141



 Sen. Tom Buford

Appointed in 2009 representing Kentucky’s education subject matter expert                                                         

Division of District Support
Department of Education
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-3930

 Rep. Myron Dossett

Appointed in 2014 as Commissioner representing the Executive Branch                                                          

Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs
Office of the Governor
700 Capitol Avenue; Suite 105
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2611; Ext-479