Accession Number : ADA535754
Title : National Leadership Summit on Military Families
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK
Personal Author(s) : Booth, Bradford ; Segal, Mady W ; Place, Nick
Report Date : Jan 2009
Pagination or Media Count : 277
Abstract : The objectives of the Summit were to bring together those most knowledgeable about contemporary military family issues and challenges-and the programs/services in place to support service members and their families-to candidly discuss areas of strength, opportunities for improvement, and methods to enhance collaboration within and across the Department of Defense (DoD), the military services, USDA, the land-grant universities, and the Cooperative Extension Service. The Summit also challenged participants to identify barriers to effective support and to create specific action steps based on group consensus. The action steps developed at the Summit, which are described in this document, represent the participants' collective vision about which areas in military family support must be considered top priorities and what specifically needs to be done to ensure (a) military family programs are relevant to the challenges families face today, and (b) programs are appropriately configured and resourced to produce meaningful, measurable outcomes.
Descriptors : *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *FAMILY MEMBERS , LOGISTICS SUPPORT , MILITARY ASSISTANCE , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , MILITARY OPERATIONS , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES)
Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE