Frequently Asked Survey Questions IAVA

 

Over the last few years, Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) has conducted an annual survey of its members to address the most pressing issues impacting our communities of over three million men and women who have served since 9/11. (This would also include many who have been in uniform services since 1990's and continue to serve in 2019).

 

Some of the Q & A Facts from the IAVA 2019 Member (4,600 Responders) Survey

 01  How many would recommend military service to a family member or friend?
        ARMY 62% NAVY 13%   MARINES: 17%   AIR FORCE: 16%   COAST GUARD: 1%

Total 76% would recommend military service

 

 02  Where have you served on Active Duty?

IRAQ: 73%      CONUS 59%     KUWAIT: 44%    AFGHANISTAN: 39%   

QATAR: 14%  CENTRAL COMMAND AQR: 21%

BAHRAIN: 9%        GUANTANAMO​ BAY: 4%     

SYRIA: 1%          OTHER: 25%

 03  What are your number of deployments?
  • Operation Enduring Freedom

ZERO DEPLOYMENTS: 23%     ONE DEPLOYMENT: 51%     TWO DEPLOYMENTS: 18%

THREE DEPLOYMENTS: 5%    FOUR DEPLOYMENTS: 1%     FIVE+ DEPLOYMENTS: 2%

  • Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)

ZERO DEPLOYMENTS: 12%    ONE DEPLOYMENT: 57%     TWO DEPLOYMENTS: 24%

THREE DEPLOYMENTS 5%       FOUR DEPLOYMENTS: 1%  FIVE+ DEPLOYMENTS: 1%

 

  • Operation New Dawn (OND)

ZERO DEPLOYMENTS: 78%  ONE DEPLOYMENT: 20%     TWO DEPLOYMENTS: 2%

  • Operation Resolute Support (ORS)

ZERO DEPLOYMENTSS: 95%  ONE DEPLOYMENT: 4%      TWO DEPLOYMENTS: 1%

  • Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR)

ZERO DEPLOYMENTS: 90%     ONE DEPLOYMENT: 8%      TWO DEPLOYMENTS: 1%

 
                  What are the Top 5 Challenges faced in finding work (post-discharge)?
                                                           
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 05   What is your experience with military suicide? 

 

  •                  59% Personally know a post-9/11 veteran  who has committed suicide

  •                  65% Personally know a post-9/11 veteran who has attempted suicide

  •                  77% Do not believe as a nation we are making progress in combating military/veteran    suicide

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention result of  IAVA Survey: # 1 of 6 Big Priorities​

43% report suicidal ideation since joining the military, a 6% rise from 2017

  1. Competing with candidates in the workforce longer.

  2. Lacking required education/certification.

  3. Explaining how military skills translate.

  4. Employers avoid hiring veterans.

  5. Mental health injuries.