Accession Number : AD1031398


Title :   Dual-Military Couples, Child Care and Retention


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Air Command and Staff College, Air University Maxwell Air Force Base United States


Personal Author(s) : Williams,Ja Rai A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1031398.pdf


Report Date : 01 Apr 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : The demographic of the Air Force is one of high interest in light of higher headquarters focus on diversity and inclusion. A number of Airmen are married to other military members a phenomenon coined as dual-military marriages. Specifically, 11.3 (35,239) of active-duty Airmen are in dual-military marriages more than double the percentage of each of the other services. Unlike non-dual-military marriages, retention of one or both members of dual-military marriages significantly decreases after ten years of service. Among the military community, child care issues most negatively affected the retention decisions of members of dual-military marriages. The Air Force should place an emphasis on members in dual-military marriages now to sustain a relevant, diverse Air Force twenty years from now.


Descriptors :   department of defense , active duty , military families , retention , military personnel , personnel management , leadership , marine corps , deployment , air force


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE