Military Leaders Economic Security Toolkit
This toolkit helps leaders and service providers support the economic security of service members.
Economic Security Supports Military Readiness
A military family's economic security is critical to mission readiness. This toolkit helps define economic security issues and provides tools and resources to help you support your service members.
Know the Issues Affecting Our Service Members
The current hot housing market is impacting many military families. Those relocating are facing rising rents and home prices, paying out of pocket for temporary lodging, waiting longer for on-base housing and paying more per month than their housing allowance covers.
Food security is having access at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members. Food security is critical for overall health and well-being, and peak service member performance. Learn how to quickly assess food insecurity.
Mrs. Patricia Montes Barron, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Military Community & Family Policy; and Mr. William Moore, Director and Chief Executive Office, Defense Commissary Agency, discuss food security for service members and their families Defense Commissary Agency programs designed to meet this basic human need.
What Leaders Need To Know
Learn How To Identify Food Insecurity
Financial well-being is when a person can fully meet current and ongoing financial obligations, can feel secure in their financial future, and is able to make choices that allow enjoyment of life.
Identifying Economic Concerns
Additional Information to Help Service Members
Check out the resources and tools at your fingertips to help military families bolster their economic security. Whether it's helping them with financial well-being, housing availability or food security, the information below provides a great start.
Additional Housing Availability Information
Additional Food Security Information
Additional Financial Well-Being Information
- Military Service Resources
- Military Relief Societies — From emergency assistance to education and community resources, these organizations can help service members who need financial relief.