Deployment Experiences of Guard and Reserve Families

Deployment Experiences of Guard and Reserve Families

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Use of the Reserve Component has steadily increased since the 1990s, but little research has focused on how deployment affects guard and reserve families. This monograph presents the results of interviews with reserve component personnel and spouses, focusing on their deployment experiences and military career intentions. The authors conclude with suggestions on how the Department of Defense can better support guard and reserve families.The Air Force Reserve also has a higher proportion of female personnel than does its active component counterpart: 24 ... readiness services offered for spouses, and they often have a difficult time getting involved in the resources available.

Title:Deployment Experiences of Guard and Reserve Families
Author:Laura Werber, Margaret C. Harrell, Danielle M. Varda, Kimberly Curry Hall, Megan K. Beckett
Publisher:Rand Corporation - 2009-01-06


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