Military & Veterans
Westat research supports the military's human resource needs, including personnel recruitment and retention, quality of life, and programs for military members and their families. The results of these studies are used to shape many of the human resources policies and practices of the military services.
Follow the links below to find sample projects in each area.
Westat develops and administers surveys of returning military members and their families to assess the awareness of, and satisfaction with, various treatment and benefit programs.
We conduct studies and surveys of soldiers and family members and analyze data on the effectiveness of new military policies, including deployment policies. Other areas of data collection include housing and community assessment; status of paid employment and volunteer work; family status, child care, and health care; and assessment of morale programs.
We have conducted surveys measuring youth awareness of military incentives and enrollment options, the likelihood that a youth would enter military service, enlisted soldiers' attitudes on gender policies, and reasons for leaving the military.
Our studies have analyzed service improvements for disabled veterans, evaluated mental health and alcohol screening tools, and compared the effectiveness of treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).