Citations and Quotations
1.Bradbard, D.A., Maury, R., Armstrong, N.A. (2016, July). The Force Behind the Force: A Business Case for Leveraging Military Spouse Talent (Employing Military Spouses, Paper No. 1). Syracuse, NY: Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Syracuse University.
2.Defense Manpower Data Center. (2015). 2015 Survey of Active Duty Spouses (ADSS): Tabulations of Responses. Restricted access from DoD.
3.Greentree, V.W., Dagher, L., Johnson, S., Lee, K., Levingston, K., Elquist Lo Re’, C., Taylor, J., & White, A.M. (2012). 2012 Military Family Lifestyle Survey Comprehensive Report. Blue Star Families, Department of Research and Policy. Washington, DC.
4.Defense Manpower Data Center. (2010). Military Family Life Project. Retrieved from http://download.militaryonesource.mil/12038/MOS/Reports/MFLP-Longitudinal-Analyses-Report.pdf.
At their core, these same military families are central to mission readiness and for the first time ever have even been referred to in relation to national security, a reflection of their key role in sustaining a functioning military. Blue Star Military Family Lifestyle Survey 2012 (page 7)
The Military Family Life Project (2010) Report states that spouses with better financial status have higher satisfaction with military life, compared to spouses who become unemployed. Further, better financial status increases support from spouses to stay on active duty.