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WASHINGTON — Military education officials on Monday named a former defense schools teacher and family policy administrator as the new chief of curriculum for the system.

Marc Mossburg, a former teacher who worked with military students in Greece, Spain and Turkey, said he wants to put a focus on college and post-graduate employment throughout the defense education system.

Since June, Mossburg has worked with the Department of Defense Education Activity on the launch of its Partnership Directorate, designed to share tips on teaching military students with non-defense schools.

He has also served as the system’s early childhood coordinator and chief of curriculum for English, fine arts and music.

In a statement, Mossburg said officials need not only to fix weaknesses in the system but also work toward further improvement of already successful areas.

“The challenge is accepting that change is a positive thing,” he said. “To continue delivering a quality education, we must have the ability as educators to change to meet students’ needs and help them deal with issues they might be facing.”

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