The Department of Defense regularly surveys service members and their families to better understand how they experience military life. Topics covered include overall well-being, stress, financial health, family life, and the impact of deployments.

STATUS OF FORCES SURVEY

2019 Status of the Forces Survey

These annual surveys of military service members provide a look at the experiences and attitudes of service members across all military branches. The survey is conducted separately for active-duty service members and Reserve Component service members. Topics often include leading indicators, Military OneSource, financial health, transition assistance, family life, access to technology.

Previous Status of Forces Surveys

SPOUSE SURVEY

Survey of Active Duty Spouses

These bi-annual surveys of military spouses provide a look at the experiences and attitudes of spouses across all military branches. The survey is conducted separately for active-duty service members and Reserve Component service members. Topics often include: spouse military support, Military OneSource, financial condition, spouse unemployment, effects of deployment on children.

Previous Spouse Surveys