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Supports for military spouses as active duty service members transition out of the military

APA Citation:

Sherman, M. D., Hawkey, K. R., Smith, B., Rudi, J. H., Kuhl, M. W., Bommarito, R.,...Borden, L. M. (2015). Supports for military spouses as active duty service members transition out of the military. Report submitted to the U.S. Department of Defense.

Abstract Created by REACH:

The Service member’s transition out of the military involves the entire family. Although all family members understand that military service is time-limited, the transition can still be experienced as abrupt and unsettling due to the vast number of changes in routines and lifestyle. This report summarizes findings from a systematic review of the materials and programs that support Service members and their spouses as they transition from the military to a civilian role. This review concludes with a summary of the current resources and recommendations that may be useful in developing a resource guide for military spouses.



Branch of Service:

Air Force
Marine Corps
Multiple branches

Military Affiliation:

Active Duty

Subject Affiliation:

Military families
Spouse of service member or veteran


Adulthood (18 yrs & older)
Young adulthood (18 - 29 yrs)
Thirties (30 - 39 yrs)
Middle age (40 - 64 yrs)


Review of Literature


Bommarito, Rachael, Borden, Lynne M., Hawkey, Kyle R., Kuhl, Michelle W., Rudi, Jessie H., Roesslein, Heather, Sherman, Michelle D., Steinman, David, Westerhof, Lara

Publisher/Sponsoring Organization:

The Military REACH Team

Publication Type:

REACH Publication

Author Affiliation:

Department of Family Social Science, The University of Minnesota, LMB


The University of Minnesota

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REACH Publication Type:

Research Report


Developed in collaboration with the Department of Defense's Office of Family Policy, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture under Award No. 2009-48667-05833.

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