“A New Social Compact: A Reciprocal Partnership Between the Department of Defense, Service Members and Families” addresses the quality of life of service members and their families. The compact emphasizes the Department of Defense’s recognition of the importance of quality-of-life satisfaction to mission readiness and its commitment to providing support. The department demonstrates this by reviewing critical elements of military life support including housing, health care, family support networks and children’s education. This report outlines the department’s findings and its recommendations for implementing improvements.
A New Social Compact — PDF