The Military Community and Family Policy Reports page includes descriptions and links to important Department of Defense and government reports and survey results that relate to the deputate.

Demographic Reports

These reports present a synthesis of demographic information describing members and families in the military community.


2015 Demographics Report
2014 Demographics Report 2008 Demographics Report
2013 Demographics Report
2007 Demographics Report
2012 Demographics Report 2006 Demographics Report
2011 Demographics Report 2005 Demographics Report
2010 Demographics Report 2004 Demographics Report
2009 Demographics Report 2003 Demographics Report

Annual Report to Congress on Plans for the Department of Defense for the Support of Military Readiness

This annual report to Congress provides a summary of plans and assessment activities pertaining to military family readiness.

Fiscal 2014 Fiscal 2010
Fiscal 2013 Fiscal 2009
Fiscal 2012 Fiscal 2008
Fiscal 2011

Annual Report of the Department of Defense Military Family Council

This annual report to Congress presents an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of the military family readiness programs and recommendations on action to be taken to improve those programs. The fiscal 2008 report was combined with the Fiscal Year 2008 Annual Report to Congress on plans for the Department of Defense for the Support of Military Family Readiness.

Fiscal 2015
Fiscal 2014 Fiscal 2011
Fiscal 2013 Fiscal 2010
Fiscal 2012 Fiscal 2009

Defense Manpower Data Center Survey Results

The Defense Manpower Data Center conducts surveys that assess attitudes and opinions on a wide range of personnel issues across the entire Department of Defense community.

  • "Results From the 2015 Survey of Active Duty Spouses" – This briefing summarizes findings from the biennial survey of active-duty military spouses used to understand and track spouses' experiences of military life, including measures of employment, relationships, child well-being, finances, permanent changes of station moves and deployments. 
  • "Status of Forces Survey of Active Duty Members" – This briefing summarizes select findings from the 2013 and 2014 surveys that address key issues of military life. 
  • "Military Family Life Project: Active Duty Spouse Study" – This report details the results of the first large-scale longitudinal Department of Defense survey of military families. Results cover the impact of military life events — deployments and permanent change of station moves — on important outcome for military spouses and children. 
  • "Results From the 2012 Survey of Active Duty Spouses" – This survey, conducted every two years, highlights topics important to military spouses, such as education, employment, finances, marriage and life in the military.

Quadrennial Quality of Life Reviews

The Department of Defense conducts a comprehensive examination of the quality of life of the members of the armed forces, including an examination of the programs, projects and activities of the department.

2nd Quadrennial Quality of Life Review, 2009

1st Quadrennial Quality of Life Review, 2004

Department of Defense Inspector General Reports

The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General serves as an independent and objective office in the department to conduct, supervise, monitor and initiate audits, evaluations and investigations relating to programs and operations of the Department of Defense. 

Government Accountability Office Reports

The Government Accountability Office is an independent, nonpartisan agency that investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars. 

RAND Reports

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit and nonpartisan research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. 

Miscellaneous Reports