The Impact of Sole Parenting and Pregnancy on Deployment,
WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC
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This presentation is drawn from two samples 1 pregnant female soldiers who did not deploy with their units to Germany during a REFORGER exercise and 2 male soldiers who responded to a request to discuss their problems in dealing with dual roles of deployable soldier and sole parent. The information is from interviews and questionnaires, and points up the need for the Army to consider new perspectives and policies regarding the active-duty soldierparent. Because the sample size of these two populations is small, it is very risky to generalize from these figures and assume they are accurate for other populations. These samples suggest trends that will be explored in greater detail at a later date.