Final Report from the National Leadership Summit on Military Families

Categorized Under: Defense, Performance Management



This report, written by Dr. Bradford Booth of ICF International, is a comprehensive overview and summary of the National Leadership Summit on Military Families, held November 9-10, 2009, at the University of Maryland. A coordinated effort supported by ICF International and hosted by the U.S. Department of Defense, the Department of Agriculture and its land-grant university partners, and the University of Maryland, the summit brought together key individuals, including senior policymakers, family program leaders and staff, military family researchers, and military family members for a two-day discussion on the state of affairs for military families. The final report details current challenges, establishes goals, and outlines a plan of action for the future of military family support and readiness.

Authored By

  • Brad Booth

    Vice PresidentICF International

    Bradford Booth is a military sociologist with more than 14 years of experience designing and conducting social science research and evaluation focused on military personnel, military families, and veteran populations and the programs designed to support them. Dr. Booth has been the principal investigator or project director of studies on the impact of deployment on service members and military families, postdeployment reintegration of Guard and Reserve personnel, effectiveness of military support services, women in the military, and recruitment and retention. He is a regular contributor to the social science literature on the military and society, publishing in refereed journals and edited volumes and serving as a peer reviewer for several journals.

Insight Details

Published: Apr 9, 2010
Source: Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Military Community and Family Policy

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