I ask since once you do this....once you put your name on the birth cert, thats that...your in for the next 18 years.
If your the dad, then good for you! Would be good if more dads would "step up to the plate"
And there are some benefits for your child...namely TRICARE....that is huge...the ability to get healthcare for your child basically free.
And you may also rate BAH at dependents rate with the child.
SO it sounds like a great idea
As for an "order"...once your on the birth certificate, if you want an order for CS, mom can go into child services to get a CS order....but perhaps the better way to go is hire an attorney and you take the case to court so you can get an order for custody as well (so you get visitation
and you can show to your command to increase your BAH).
Now, if mom refuses...its MUCH more difficult...if mom does not want to work wiht you then you will need to hire an attorney to file for paternity
...but if mom agrees, its a very easy process.
Let me know if you have more questions