1% of the U.S. population serves in the Armed Forces, and a quarter of them have at least one parent who served before them. Our students were interested in why such a high percentage of people follow their parents' career paths. So, in this piece, they blend empirical research with qualitative feedback to learn more about their decisions to join.
Emily Wright , Graduate Research Assistant, Military REACH
In this piece, Emily discusses how holiday stress impacts military families, and she provides some tips and resources families can use to overcome stress during this time of year.
2,000+ military-connected teens were surveyed by the National Military Family Association about their intentions to serve the country. 44% reported intending to enlist in the future, and 18% reported intending to do so upon their high school graduation.