The DOD Prioritizes Military Spouse Input

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There is an exciting opportunity for the voices of Military Spouses and families to be heard!


The Department of Defense announced today the launch of its long-running biennial Active Duty Spouse Survey. For the first time, every active-duty spouse will have an opportunity to provide feedback about their military life experience. The Department encourages all active-duty spouses to participate in this survey which can be accessed at:


The Active Duty Spouse Survey provides the DOD with a barometer on how to adjust family policy and programs in the coming years, gathering data on issues, such as military benefits, financial stability, spouse employment, child care, and the overall health and well-being of spouses, children and families.


“Our surveys can create meaningful change for military families, and each one has highlighted important trends,” said Director of the Center for Retention and Readiness in the Office of People Analytics Dr. Paul Rosenfeld. “For example, the 2019 survey brought attention to the increasing lengths of time for spouses to find a job after a permanent change of station move, which led to adjustments to spouse licensure and other programs. Hearing the voice of all military spouses is critical for gaining the insight the DOD needs to deliver on its priority to help military families thrive.”


Spouses can visit the Department of Defense Office of People Analytics survey portal to complete the short survey.