Minnesota Army National Guard Pilot Reintegration Program

Categorized Under: Defense, Performance Management



ICF International recently completed this evaluation for the Minnesota Army National Guard (MN ARNG). This evaluation was led by social worker and Army spouse Suzanne Lederer and military sociologist Bradford Booth. Each has been conducting research related to the military community, military families, Service member and family readiness, and deployment cycle support for Active and Reserve component agencies for more than a decade. In this document, the 1/34th BCT returned from Iraq summer 2007 after a 16‐month deployment. Its scheduled tour was unexpectedly extended by four months, compounding the challenge of this deployment experience both for unit members and families at home. On the unit's return, Minnesota Soldiers and family members had the opportunity to participate in this comprehensive program.

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.

  • Suzanne Lederer

    PrincipalICF International

    Suzanne Lederer has worked in the military community for approximately 25 years, for the past 15 as a social science researcher. She is proficient in research design, program evaluation, survey research, instrument development, and focus group research. Her research at ICF focuses on studies of military community quality of life and military personnel, which she has conducted for such clients as the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the National Guard Bureau, the Departments of the Army and Navy, the Army Reserve, and the Minnesota National Guard.

    Dr. Lederer has a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Virginia and an M.S.W. from Florida State University.

Insight Details

Published: Nov 1, 2010
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Source: ICF International

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