Military Families

Military Families

Compiled by Melissa Brown, M.S.W.

Topic Page Advisor:
Shelley M. MacDermid, Ph.D.

A Sloan Network Fact Sheet on Military Families (2009)

The Sloan Work and Family Research Network has prepared Fact Sheets which provide statistical answers to some important questions about work-family and work/life issues.

Click here to download the Sloan Network Fact Sheet on Military Families:

Hearing before the House Veterans Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity (2009)

U.S. Small Business Administration. (2009, April 23). Hearing before the House Veterans Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Retrieved from

This is an executive summary of testimony before the House Veterans Affairs Committee on veteran-owned firms in the United States.

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Policy Mini-Brief Series, 2009, Issue 04 - Military Families With Children

By Julie Weber, JD

The Sloan Work and Family Research Network has created a series of publications called the Policy Mini-Brief Series.  These publications are shorter, complimentary briefs to the Policy Briefing Series, providing state legislators and their staff with a one page summary of work-family policy issues.

Download Issue 4 in this series, entitled "Military Families With Children":

When Your Employees Come Marching Home: Reemployment Obligations Under USERRA (2009)

Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP. (2009). When your employees come marching home: Reemployment obligations under USERRA. Retrieved from

This brief discusses the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act in terms of an employer who has granted an employee leave under the act and now is dealing with the reemployment of the individual.

Policy Briefing Series (PBS), 2008, Issue 15 - Opportunities for Policy Leadership on Supporting Military Families with Children

By Melissa Brown, MSW, and Chelsea Lettieri, MSW

The Sloan Work and Family Research Network has created a series of publications called, the Policy Briefing Series.  These publications provide state legislators and their staff with answers to questions about specific work-family issues, such as, “How does afterschool care affect my constituents?” and “What can be done about telework?” This publication is mailed to legislators across the United States.

Download Issue 15 in this series, entitled "Supporting Military Families with Children":

Top 50 Military Friendly Employers (2008)

Hudson, J. (2008, December). Top 50 military friendly employers. G.I. Jobs. Retrieved from

"For the companies on this year’s “Top 50 Military-Friendly Employers” list, searching for the best this country has to offer is simple; look at the wealth of talented, educated and experienced in the world’s best job training program— the U.S. Armed Forces."

Labor Department Clarifies Expanded FMLA Rules (2008)

Geisel, J. (2008). Labor Department clarifies expanded FMLA rules. Retrieved from

This article from Workforce Week's web site explains the recent expansion to the Family and Medical Leave Act, which affects military families in particular.

Effective Workplace Series (EWS), 2009, Issue 14: Military Families

By: Judi Casey, MSW

The Effective Workplace Series (EWS) provides a summary of the Sloan Network's topic pages.

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Parent’s Guide to the Military Child During Deployment and Reunion (n.d.)

U.S. Department of Defense. (n.d.). Parent’s guide to the military child during deployment and reunion. Retrieved from

This brief details the impact of deployment and reunion for children.  The feelings children and adolescents may experience and behaviors they may engage in during deployment and reunion are identified. Recommendations to parents to support their children during these stressful periods are also offered.       

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