Accession Number:

ADA469184

Title:

The Long War and the Forgotten Families: Dual-Military Couples

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-03-22

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The all-volunteer Army brought about tremendous changes in military service since its inception in 1973. One of the significant current challenges for the Army is the marriage of one military service member to another military service member -- officially known as a dual-military couple. The number of dual-military families has been increasing since the military provided the opportunity. The current long war has exerted significant pressure on military families, especially on dual-military families. This SRP examines dual-military couples personal and family struggles as a result of the challenges they face in fighting the long war. It also examines the Married Army Couples Program since 911, its impact on readiness, the challenges of dual-military couple assignments, and the Armys OPTEMPO impact on dual-military marriages. Army professionals at all levels have sacrificed much to perform their wartime duties.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE