The reports in this section address quality-of-life and readiness issues for service members and their families. The information is useful to members of the military community, service providers and others, including government agencies, media, researchers and advocacy groups. Topics here include children and youth, spouse education and employment, finances, personal and family life, and special needs programs.


Special Needs Program Reports

The Office of Special Needs serves and supports military families that have members with special needs. This annual report to Congress details community outreach activities, service gaps and stakeholder education efforts.

Family Advocacy Program Reports

The Family Advocacy Program works to prevent and respond to child abuse and neglect and domestic abuse in military families. This recurring report provides incident data for Congress, as required.

Military Family Readiness Reports

This annual report to Congress describes Department of Defense plans and program assessment pertaining to military family readiness.


Military Spouse Licensure: State Best Practices and Strategies for Achieving Reciprocity

The report covers license reciprocity for military spouses, illustrated through state best practices, along with a way ahead for states to achieve improvements. It also provides criteria DOD has developed to assess the states’ licensing practices.

Quadrennial Quality of Life Review Report

The military community is becoming increasingly diverse and geographically dispersed. This report discusses quality-of-life topics that will affect future policies and programs.

Solicitation Privileges Report

The Solicitation Privileges Report lists insurance and financial product companies and agents currently barred from soliciting on specific Department of Defense Installations as reported by the military services.

Barriers to Portability of Occupational Licenses

This report to Congress addresses the current state of license portability for military spouses, which is the result of six years’ worth of consultations among the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and the states.