The Federal Education Association (FEA) is a teachers union that represents educators working in Department of Defense elementary and secondary schools. FEA affiliates with the National Education Association (NEA), the larger of the two major American teachers’ unions.
The Federal Education Association is a union that represents teachers, counselors, English as a second language instructors, and other employees in the Department of Defense school system.   The FEA is an affiliate organization of the National Education Association, the nation’s largest teacher’s union. 
The union is based in Washington, D.C., but represents about 6,000 teachers in collective bargaining at military bases in Europe, Asia, the United States and its territories. 
Most members of the Federal Education Association generally work for schools supervised under the Department of Defense Education Activity, or DODEA.  The FEA was founded in 1956 and was previously known as the Overseas Education Association. A group of U.S. Defense Department educators in Germany founded the union. 
The Federal Education Association Stateside Region (FEA-SR) was established in 1993 and recognized by the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the federal regulator of federal employee union-management relations, officially recognized it in 1997. It represents 3,000 educators at the Department of Defense Elementary and Secondary Schools system, or DDES, in the United States. Bargaining unit members for FEA-SR include teachers, specialists, nurses, educational psychologists, speech and language pathologists and counselors. 
The FEA-SR has 21 locals representing military installations in Alabama, Georgia, Guam, Kentucky, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. These schools educate more than 20,000 military-connected students in the continental United States and Guam. 
Brian Chance is the president of the Federal Education Association. 
Jane Loggins is the director of the FEA Stateside Region. 
FEA joined a coalition of 13 unions in 2018 to sue the Trump administration in U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia challenging an executive order the plaintiffs say undermined the rights of federal employees to have union representation. 
Lawyers for the FEA represented DODEA teachers in at least 10 cases throughout Europe-based schools that came under suspicion for abuse allegations in 2019. 
During the COVID-19 pandemic the FEA urged parents with students in Department of Defense schools to select online learning options for children for the new school year, in alignment with teachers’ unions policy of keeping schools closed indefinitely.