Due to recent Department of Defense changes in installation Child Development Center (CDC) policy, Coast Guard families are placed at a lower priority for child care, military.com reports.

The DOD announced recently three priority levels with subcategories to qualify for CDC access, Coast Guard was placed at the lowest priority level.  Supplant notices will be sent out by June 1, allowing 45 days to find a child care alternative.

“I’m not sure if that was an unintended consequence or not, so I intend to have some high-level discussions with my DOD peers to find out what was the real intention there,” said Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schult.

The new policy changes were released on Monday.

“If you sort of did a quid pro quo — you look across there a little bit — DOD military folks are below some of our folks. So if they did that as a baseline, I would say this doesn’t look so egregious. You can kind of see it.”

Photo by U.S. Coast Guard // Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Barney