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The following Department of Defense reports may be of assistance to Spouse Education and Career Opportunities service providers in the military. These reports are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format and require Acrobat Reader 4.0 or later. Acrobat Reader can be downloaded from the Adobe Acrobat Reader website at no charge.

Occupational Licensing and Military Spouses Report

Supporting Our Military Families: Best Practices for Streamlining Occupational Licensing Across State Lines
This report, prepared by the Department of the Treasury and the DoD highlights the importance and challenges of state occupational licensing requirements for military spouses working in occupations or careers that require a license or certification. The report highlights best practices that states can pursue to help licensed military spouses, including: 

  • facilitating endorsement of a current license from another jurisdiction
  • providing license holders a temporary or provisional license allowing the military spouse to work
  • expediting application procedures

Demographic Reports

The demographics reports, which were prepared for the DoD present a synthesis of demographic information describing members and families in the military community. Active duty Service branches include DoD's Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force, and the Reserve Components include DoD's Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Naval Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Coast Guard Reserve.

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.

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 2008 report was combined with FY 2008 Annual Report to Congress on plans for the DoD for the Support of Military Family Readiness (see the link above).

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.

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.

Pentagon Family Assistance Center

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

Presidential Study Directive-9

Strengthening our Military Families- Meeting America's Commitment
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 (NSS) to develop a coordinated government-wide approach to supporting military families.

Quadrennial Quality of Life Reviews

2nd Quadrennial Quality of Life Review Report
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.

1st Quadrennial Quality of Life Review Report to Congress
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)


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