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Title Deployment experiences of Guard and Reserve families : implications for support and retention / Laura Werber Castaneda [and others].

Imprint Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND Corp., ©2008.
Publication Info. ©2008

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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 337 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-337).
Contents Introduction -- What are the characteristics of guard and reserve families? -- How ready are guard and reserve families? -- What problems do guard and reserve families report? -- What positives do guard and reserve families report? -- How well do guard and reserve families cope? -- What resources do guard and reserve families use during deployment? -- How do guard and reserve families' retention plans differ? -- What are guard and reserve families' suggestions for better support? -- Conclusion and recommendations -- Appendixes: A. Expert interviews -- B. Service member and spouse interviews.
Summary Use of the Guard and Reserve has steadily increased since the first Gulf War in the early 1990s, and this trend is likely to continue as the Global War on Terror persists. Previous research on how deployments affect military families has focused almost exclusively on the Active Component; however, demographic differences between active component and reserve component families suggest that the latter may face different issues during deployment and consequently require different types of support. Castaneda et al. interviewed military family experts and guard and reserve service members and spouses about topics including family readiness for deployment, the problems and positives associated with deployment, family coping, resources used by these families for deployment support, and service member military career intentions. The authors analyzed data from over 600 interviews to provide a better understanding of the major issues faced by guard and reserve families, how they vary among families who differ demographically, and how they may relate to military career intentions. Castaneda et al. conclude with suggestions on how the Department of Defense can better support guard and reserve families, noting that such efforts can both promote general family well-being and increase service member readiness and retention.
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Language English.
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Subject United States. National Guard Bureau.
United States. National Guard Bureau.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Reserves.
Deployment (Strategy) -- Social aspects -- United States.
Families of military personnel -- United States -- Interviews.
Families of military personnel -- Services for -- United States.
United States -- National Guard -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Reserves -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
Genre/Form Interviews.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Castaneda, Laura Werber.
In: Books at JSTOR: Open Access. JSTOR
Other Form: Print version: Deployment experiences of Guard and Reserve families. Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND Corp., ©2008 9780833045737 0833045733 (DLC) 2008044848 (OCoLC)265084038
ISBN 9780833046710 (electronic bk.)
0833046713 (electronic bk.)
1282033352
9781282033351
6612033355
9786612033353
9780833045737
0833045733
Report No. RAND/MG-645-OSD