The Department of Defense regularly surveys service members and their families to better understand the experiences of military life. These survey results provide a candid look at how service members and their families experience their lives in the military. Topics covered include overall well-being, levels of stress, financial health, family life, and the impact of deployments.

STATUS OF FORCES SURVEY

OPA Office of People Analytics, 2017 Status of Forces Survey of Active Duty Members (SOFS-A), Leading Indicators Briefing: Retention, Satisfaction, Tempo, Stress and Readiness

These annual surveys of military service members provide a look at the experiences and attitides 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.

SPOUSE SURVEY

OPA, Office of People Analytics, 2017 Survey of Active Duty Spouses (2017 ADSS), Spouse Military Support & Benefits, Education & Employment, Deployment & Reintegration, Spouse Well-Being, Child Well-Being, By: Malikah Dorvil, Survey Analyst

These annual surveys of military service members provide a look at the experiences and attitides 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.