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Overview of the 1999 Survey of Active Duty Personnel

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Final rept. Aug 1999-Jan 2000

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This report provides an overview of results obtained from the survey of active-duty members. Chapter 1 provides background information on the history of the survey and describes the remainder of the report. Chapter 2, Survey methodology, provides background on survey administration, analytic procedures used in the report, and the presentation of results. Each subsequent chapter focuses on a different survey topic with findings presented for DoD and for subgroups defined by Service, paygrade, gender, raceethnicity, family type, and spouse employment status. Chapter, Satisfaction with Military Life, focuses on member satisfaction with military life in general and with various specific components of military life. Chapter 4, Retention, discusses members stated intent to remain in the military, their significant others support for continued military service, and actions taken by members to leave the military. Chapter 5, Financial Position of Member, examines items such as household income, personal debt and savings, financial support received from government programs and any financial problems reported by members. Chapter 6, Personnel Tempo, discusses the time commitments required of members, including time away from home in the preceding and upcoming 12 months including reasons for being away from home, and workload. Finally, Chapter 7, Quality of Life Programs, focuses on members use of quality of life, education, and childcare programs and examines member attitudes about health care for themselves and their family members. The population of interest for the 1999 Survey of Active Duty Personnel consisted of all Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard active-duty members, below the rank of admiral or general, with at least 6 months of active-duty service when surveys were first mailed. Reservists on active-duty assignments for at least 6 months were also eligible.

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  • Military Forces and Organizations

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