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The Military OneSource Reports and Survey Results home page includes descriptions and links to important Department of Defense and government quality of life reports and survey results. The reports and survey results on this page are useful to military members, their families and service providers. Please check back often to view the latest reports and survey findings as they become available.

Spouse Education and Employment

More than 680,000 active duty spouses play an important part of our military community. They face unique challenges due to their spouses' military service. For more details, have a look at our new Spouse Education and Employment Infographic below.

 

Infographics

Spouse Education and Employment 2017 Infographic - PDF

Marriage and the Military Infographic Series

Within the Department of Defense, women make up 15 percent of the active duty force and 19 percent of the Selected Reserve. Compared to male service members, female service members are less likely to be married, more likely to get divorced, and more likely to be married to another service member. For more details, have a look at our new Marriage and the Military Infographics below.

 

Infographics

Military Families: Marriage and the Military 2016 Infographic - PDF

Military Families: Marriage and the Military 2017 Infographic - PDF

Active Duty Spouse Survey Results

The Department of Defense surveys active-duty military spouses every two years to understand and track spouses' experiences of military life, including measures of employment, relationships, child well-being, finances, PCS moves and deployments. The results help the Department of Defense shape the programs that support military families.

 

Reports

2016 Active Duty Spouse Survey Results - PPTX

2015 Active Duty Spouse Survey Results - PDF

2012 Active Duty Spouse Survey Results - PDF

Findings from the Status of Forces Surveys of Active Duty Members

The Status of Forces Survey of Active Duty Members is the Department of Defense's annual survey based on a large-scale representative sample. Select findings from the 2013 and 2014 surveys cover key issues of military life, to include: Military OneSource, Financial Health, Family Life, Access to Technology, Impact of Deployments, and Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Moves. By comparing results to findings from previous years, the Department of Defense and Military Services have information to better support service members and their families.

 

Status of Forces Surveys of Active Duty Members — PDF

The Military Family Life Project

The Military Family Life Project puts military life under the microscope through a survey of military families. The first ever longitudinal study followed a number of military families for four years to study the impact of deployment.

The Military Family Life Project Spouse Infographic — PDF

The Military Family Life Project Child Infographic — PDF

 

The Military Family Life Project: Active Duty Spouse Study Report

The Military Family Life Project: Active Duty Spouse Study Report details the results of the first large-scale longitudinal Department of Defense survey of military families. Results cover the impact of military life events — deployments and permanent change of station moves — on important outcome for military spouses and children.

Military Family Life Project: Active Duty Spouse Study Report – PDF

 

The Military Family Life Project 2010 Results - Unemployment Rates

The Military Family Life Project is a longitudinal survey of military families conducted annually between 2010 and 2012. These 2010 results compare military spouse unemployment rates with national unemployment rates.

The Military Family Life Project 2010 Results - Unemployment Rates (PDF)

 

The Military Family Life Project 2010 Results - Income

The Military Family Life Project is a longitudinal survey of military families conducted annually between 2010 and 2012. These results from the 2010 survey include information about family income and finances.

The Military Family Life Project 2010 Results - Income (PDF)

Demographics Reports

This report presents a synthesis of demographic information describing Active Duty (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force) and Reserve component (Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and DHS's Coast Guard Reserve) members and their families in fiscal year 2015. It serves as a reference tool for professionals who develop policy or deliver programs and services to military members and families in the Armed Forces.

 

2015

2015 Demographics Report - PDF

2015 Demographics Profile Active-duty Families - PDF

2015 Demographics Profile Selected Reserve Families - PDF

 

Archived Reports

2014 Demographics Report - PDF

2013 Demographics Report – PDF

2012 Demographics Report – PDF

2011 Demographics Report – PDF

2010 Demographics Report – PDF

2009 Demographics Report – PDF

2008 Demographics Report – PDF

2007 Demographics Report – PDF

2006 Demographics Report – PDF

2005 Demographics Report – PDF

2004 Demographics Report – PDF

2003 Demographics Report – SWF

Solicitation Privileges Report

The October 2015 Solicitation Privileges Report lists insurance and financial product companies and agents currently barred from soliciting on specific DoD installations as reported by the military services. Please contact the DoD Morale, Welfare and Recreation Policy Office if you have questions or comments regarding this report.

 

Solicitation Privileges Report — XLS

Military Family Readiness Reports

Annual Report to Congress on Plans for the DoD for the Support of Military Family Readiness

This annual report to Congress provides a summary of plans and assessment activities pertaining to military family readiness and the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 assessment results based on DoD-wide goals and metrics in select family readiness program areas.

FY 2014 — PDF

FY 2013 — PDF

FY 2012 — PDF

FY 2011 — PDF

FY 2010 — PDF

FY 2009 — PDF

Annual Report of the DoD Military Family Readiness Council

This annual report to Congress presents an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of the military family readiness programs and recommendation on action to be taken to improve the capability of the military family readiness program.

FY 2015 — PDF

FY 2014 — PDF

FY 2013 — PDF

FY 2012 — PDF

FY 2011 — PDF

FY 2010 — PDF

FY 2009 — PDF

Report to Congress on the Impact of Deployment of Members of the Armed Forces on Their Dependent Children

This report is pursuant to Section 571 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2010, which requires the Secretary of Defense to submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report on the result of a comprehensive assessment of the impacts of military deployment on the dependent children of deployed service members.

Report to Congress on the Impact of Deployment of Members of the Armed Forces on Their Dependent Children — PDF

Final Report from the National Leadership Summit on Military Families

This report serves as a comprehensive overview and summary of the National Leadership Summit on Military Families, held 9 - 10 November, 2009 at the University of Maryland. The Summit brought together key individuals including senior policymakers, family program leaders and staff, military family researchers, and military family members themselves for a two-day discussion on the state of affairs for military families. The Final Report details current challenges, establishes goals, and lays out a plan of action for the future of military family support and readiness.

Executive Summary (3 pages) — PDF

Full Report (19 pages) — PDF

Full Report with Appendices (78 pages) — PDF

Pentagon Family Assistance Center

Following the events of September 11, 2001, the PFAC developed quickly into a multiagency emergency response effort. Various military components, federal, state, and local governments, and non-government agencies came together to support the families. This report discusses the three phases of the operation and the services and support provided to meet the needs of the families over time.

Response to the Terrorist Attack on the Pentagon: Pentagon Family Assistance Center (PFAC) After Action Report — March 2003 — PDF

Appendix A — PDF

Appendix B — PDF

Appendix C — PDF

Appendix D — PDF

Presidential Study Directive-9

The President has made the care and support of military families a top national security policy priority. In May 2010, the President directed the National Security Staff to develop a coordinated government-wide approach to supporting military families.

Strengthening our Military Families — Meeting America's Commitment — PDF

Quadrennial Quality of Life Reviews

This review discusses continuing and emerging quality of life topics with strategic implications, focusing on the changing nature of today's All-Volunteer Force and lessons learned from the military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, to inform future quality of life policies and programs.

This 2009 report focuses on 19 significant areas in which the DoD has undertaken major initiatives to improve the quality of life of our service members and their families.

This report highlights matters affecting the quality of life of members of the Armed Forces in relation to the national security strategy of the United States. It articulates a caring leadership who understands the sacrifices and demands of the military lifestyle and reiterates the Department's commitment to underwrite family support.

- Charles S. Abell, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness)

The Department of Defense Conference on Education for Military-Connected Communities After Action Report

Experts from military-connected communities examined strategies, best practices, and resources for addressing the transition needs of communities and schools that serve the children of military and Department of Defense employees.

The Department of Defense Conference on Education for Military-Connected Communities After Action Report — PDF

The Department of Defense Report on Assistance to Local Educational Agencies for Defense Dependents Education

The Department of Defense has a vested interest in the excellence of education for military families, even though elementary and secondary education is the jurisdiction of the state and local governments. Attracting and retaining high-quality personnel is a priority for the all-volunteer armed forces today. One of the major factors in retaining the most capable personnel is providing quality educational experiences for service members and their families.

The Department of Defense Report on Assistance to Local Educational Agencies for Defense Dependents Education — March 2008 — PDF

Family Advocacy Program Reports: Child and Domestic Abuse

The Department of Defense Report on Child Abuse and Neglect and Domestic Abuse in the Military for Fiscal Year 2016. This report provides the child abuse and neglect and domestic abuse incident data from the DoD Family Advocacy Program Central Registry for FY 2016, as required by section 574 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY2017. View the FY2016 Report on Child Abuse and Neglect and Domestic Abuse in the Military for FY16 below.

Family Advocacy Program Fiscal Year 2016 Data on Child and Domestic Abuse — PDF

Family Advocacy Program Fiscal Year 2014 Data on Child and Domestic Abuse — PDF

A New Social Compact

“A New Social Compact: A Reciprocal Partnership Between the Department of Defense, Service Members and Families” addresses the quality of life of service members and their families. The compact emphasizes the Department of Defense’s recognition of the importance of quality-of-life satisfaction to mission readiness and its commitment to providing support. The department demonstrates this by reviewing critical elements of military life support including housing, health care, family support networks and children’s education. This report outlines the department’s findings and its recommendations for implementing improvements.

A New Social Compact — PDF

Healthy Base Initiative Report

The Healthy Base Initiative, launched in 2013, has worked to integrate health and wellness initiatives at 14 pilot installations. This report offers an in-depth look at the Healthy Base Initiative and how it has fared at each of the demonstration sites. The report assesses the overall effectiveness of the program, evaluates trends and makes recommendations for the future.

Healthy Base Initiative - PDF

Healthy Base Initiative Executive Summary - PDF

Healthy Base Initiative Infographic - PDF