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Strengthening the Military Family Readiness System for a Changing American Society (2019)

Chapter: Appendix C: Authors of Memos Submitted to the Committee

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Authors of Memos Submitted to the Committee." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Strengthening the Military Family Readiness System for a Changing American Society. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25380.
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Appendix C Authors of Memos Submitted to the Committee Individuals Ron Avi Astor, University of Southern California, and Rami Benbenishty, Bar-Ilan University Anthony Cox, Colonel (Retired), U.S. Army, Brooke Army Medical Center Tara E. Galovski, National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System, and Wesley Sanders, Harvard Medical School Glenn A. Fine, Department of Defense Eric Flake, USUHS, Madigan Army Medical Center Niranjan Karnik, Rush University Medical College Richard M. Lerner, Tufts University Gregory Leskin, UCLA/Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress Lt. General Raymond Mason, Army Emergency Relief Rene Robichaux, National Association of Social Workers Foundation Margaret C. Wilmoth, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Alicia Gill Rossiter, University of South Florida Organizations AARP (Douglas Dickerson, State Director, AARP North Carolina) Army Analytics Group, Research Facilitation Laboratory Blue Star Families (Kathy Roth-Douquet, Chief Executive Officer) Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services, Department of Defense Elizabeth Dole Foundation Military Officers Association of America National Military Family Association Wounded Warrior Project PREPUBLICATION COPY, UNCORRECTED PROOFS C-1

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The U.S. military has been continuously engaged in foreign conflicts for over two decades. The strains that these deployments, the associated increases in operational tempo, and the general challenges of military life affect not only service members but also the people who depend on them and who support them as they support the nation – their families.

Family members provide support to service members while they serve or when they have difficulties; family problems can interfere with the ability of service members to deploy or remain in theater; and family members are central influences on whether members continue to serve. In addition, rising family diversity and complexity will likely increase the difficulty of creating military policies, programs and practices that adequately support families in the performance of military duties.

Strengthening the Military Family Readiness System for a Changing American Society examines the challenges and opportunities facing military families and what is known about effective strategies for supporting and protecting military children and families, as well as lessons to be learned from these experiences. This report offers recommendations regarding what is needed to strengthen the support system for military families.

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