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)?
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
Competing with candidates in the workforce longer.
Lacking required education/certification.
Explaining how military skills translate.
Employers avoid hiring veterans.
Mental health injuries.