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Military Spouse Survey – Share the Challenges You Face Seeking Employment

Posted by YWM on September 24, 2013


Are you a military spouse?  If so your in put is needed.

Military spouses face many challenges to both employment and career advancement as a result of the military lifestyle. The Military Spouse Employment Survey is hosted by The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). This imperative study will look at the employment pattern of all military spouses, especially related to their long-term career trajectories. All active duty, National Guard, reserve, veteran, and surviving spouses who are 18 years and older are encouraged to participate by sharing their stories, experiences and lessons learned.

 According to the 2010 Department of Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), there are approximately 725,877 spouses of Active Duty service members and approximately 413,295 spouses of Reserve and Guard members. In addition, it is estimated that there are more than 15 million veterans’ spouses in the United States and over 5.8 million surviving spouses. By adding your voice, we can build a stronger foundation for military spouses’ professional needs, identify any barriers to career development and share your stories with government officials, state, and federal policy makers in order to overcome obstacles and improve the quality of life for all military spouses, service members and their families.

The survey opened September 16, 2013 and will remain open for 30 days. This survey is completely anonymous, for research purposes and therefore completely voluntary. The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.   

You can access the survey and additional information here: www.moaa.org/milspousesurvey

Please share this survey link with other military spouses in your community!

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