Accession Number:

ADA242754

Title:

Army Family Research Program: Select Preliminary Findings on Army Family Support during Operation Desert Shield

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 1989-Nov 1990

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1991-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

This report compares data collected before Operation Desert Shield ODS with that collected during ODS. The pre-ODS data were collected in 1989 as part of the Army Family Research Program. The ODS-era data were collected in the Fall of 1990 by the United States Army Personnel Integration Center USAPIC. Overall, ODS-era soldiers were more likely than pre-ODS soldiers to report being able to count on leaders at work, co-workers, Army service agencies, and Army friends and neighbors for help with a problem. ODS-era soldiers were also more likely than pre-ODS soldiers to indicate that their leaders were knowledgeable about Army family programs and that their leaders encouraged unit family activities. Junior enlisted were more likely than the active component AC, as a whole, to be worried about family expenses and family safety while away on assignment. In addition, junior enlisted were less likely than the AC to indicate that their family had adjusted well to Army demands.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE