Military Community & Family Policy Reports

Final Report from the National Leadership Summit on Military Families:

This report serves as a comprehensive overview and summary of the National Leadership Summit on Military Families, held 9 - 10 November, 2009, at the University of Maryland. A coordinated effort hosted by the Department of Defense, the US Department of Agriculture and its land-grant university partners, and the University of Maryland, the Summit brought together key individuals including senior policymakers, family program leaders and staff, military family researchers, and military family members themselves for a two-day discussion on the state of affairs for military families. The Final Report details current challenges, establishes goals, and lays out a plan of action for the future of military family support and readiness.

Personal Commercial Solicitation Report:

The March 2010 Personal Commercial Solicitation Report lists insurance and financial product companies and agents currently barred from soliciting on specific DoD installations as reported by the military services. Please contact the DoD Morale, Welfare and Recreation Policy Office if you have questions or comments regarding this report.

2nd Quadrennial Quality of Life Review Report

This 2009 report focuses on 19 significant areas in which the Department of Defense has undertaken major initiatives to improve the quality of life of our service members and their families.

1st Quadrennial Quality of Life Review Report to Congress

This report highlights matters affecting the quality of life of members of the Armed Forces in relation to the national security strategy of the United States. It articulates a caring leadership who understands the sacrifices and demands of the military lifestyle and reiterates the Department's commitment to underwrite family support. - Charles S. Abell, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness)

Social Compact:

The Social Compact lays out a 20-year strategic plan for ensuring that the Department of Defense's performance goals for quality of life keep pace with the changing expectations of the American workforce and address the needs of the two-thirds of military families living off the installation as well as the Reserve Components. It describes the intricate fabric of support that must exist to support the military community while giving even greater focus to the most pressing quality of life issues.

Demographic Reports:

These Demographics Reports, which were prepared for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), present a synthesis of demographic information describing members and families in the military community. Active Duty service branches include DoD's Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force; and the Reserve Components include DoD's Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Naval Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve, and the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Coast Guard Reserve.

Response to the Terrorist Attack on the Pentagon: Pentagon Family Assistance Center (PFAC) After Action Report - March 2003

Following the events of September 11, 2001, the PFAC developed quickly into a multiagency emergency response effort. Various military components, Federal, State and local government, and non-government agencies came together to support the families. This report discusses the three phases of the operation and the services and support provided to meet the needs of the families over time.

Education: The DoD Report on Assistance to Local Educational Agencies for Defense Dependants Education - March 2008

The Department of Defense has a vested interest in quality education for military families even though elementary and secondary education is the jurisdiction of the state and local government. Attracting and retaining high quality personnel is a priority for the all volunteer Armed Forces today. One of the major factors in retaining the most capable personnel is providing quality educational experiences for Service members and their families.

The DoD Conference on Education for Military-Connected Communities After Action Report

Many experts from military-connected communities examined strategies, best practices, and resources for addressing the transition needs of communities and schools that serve the children of military and DoD employees.

Family Advocacy:

Family Advocacy Program Domestic Abuse & Child Abuse Data Trends (1998-2007) This report represents the number of incidents of abuse from 1998-2007; therefore one or more reports may be submitted on a single victim. It only reflects child abuse and domestic abuse reported to the Department of Defense Family Advocacy Program (FAP).

Finances: DoD Report to Congress on Predatory Lending Practices:

DoD Report to Congress on Predatory Lending Practices Directed at Members of the Armed Services and their Families. This report, directed by the FY 2006 National Defense Authorization Act, looks at the prevalence and impact of predatory lending practices, the actions taken by DoD to abrogate these impacts and legislative needed to supplement the DoD efforts.