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Financial Issues of Reserve Service: A Report from the 1992 Reserve Components Survey
Final rept. Nov 1992-Dec 1993
WESTAT INC ROCKVILLE MD
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To better understand and plan for the needs of a changing military force, the Defense Manpower Data Center DMDC conducted the 1992 Reserve Components Surveys. Major topics that were addressed in the member survey include reserve pay and other income sources, military benefits, family housing expenditures, and health and dental care for Reservists. The questionnaire was mailed to 76,783 members with responses received from 47. The objective of this report was to analyze issues relating to individual and unit readiness focusing on financial aspects. Highlights of the report include the following a distance from commissary and exchange locations was the most limiting factor for users b 60 indicated they were satisfied with military pay and allowances c the percentage of household income spent on housing appears to decline with pay grade group d more than half of Reservists own their principle residences e 78 of all Reservists rated their medical insurance coverage as excellent or good and 69 gave an equally high rating for dental coverage.
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE