SOURCE: Rallypoint

RallyPoint

November 10, 2014 05:30 ET

Active Duty Service Members Most Concerned With Military Leadership

RallyPoint Membership Provides Unique and Authentic Voice of the Military

WATERTOWN, MA--(Marketwired - Nov 10, 2014) - Active duty military are most concerned with current military leadership and its strategic direction as found by a survey released ahead of Veterans Day, by RallyPoint, the premier online community where active-duty military and veterans network, mentor, and discuss military life. When compared to healthcare and the private sector job market for candidates with a military background, military leadership and its current strategic direction is of most concern for current service members, both officer and enlisted.

The RallyPoint survey was emailed to its entire membership during the week of October 27th. There were 10,096 responses from current and veteran service members from all branches of the military, both officer and enlisted. Survey questions ranged from domestic issues, such as the level of optimism in finding work in the private sector and concerns of quality healthcare, to foreign affairs issues dealing with ISIS and confidence with military leadership and its current strategic direction.

"RallyPoint is the unique home to authentic, real-time discussions of issues that impact the military," said Yinon Weiss, CEO and Co-Founder of RallyPoint. "RallyPoint not only serves as an invaluable resource that can support every transition experienced throughout the career of a service member or veteran, it offers members access to a kind of communication that wasn't previously possible across the military community."

Key findings from the survey include:

  • Respondents affiliated with the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard all feel less appreciated for their service compared to last Veterans Day.
  • When asked, "What are you most concerned with," most respondents selected military leadership and current strategic direction (35 percent), treatment of extremist groups like ISIS (32 percent), how to find a job in the private sector (15 percent), healthcare (12 percent), and involuntary separation (6 percent).
  • Current service members -- both enlisted and officers -- are most concerned with military leadership and current strategic direction.
  • Veterans who were enlisted are most concerned with the treatment of extremist groups like ISIS.
  • Veterans who were officers are most concerned with military leadership and the current strategic direction.
  • Current enlisted service members are more concerned with future job prospects than current officer service members.
  • Among domestic options of healthcare, jobs and involuntary separation from the military, how to find a job in the private sector is of most concern to current officers and enlisted service members.
  • Veterans who were enlisted are most concerned with healthcare, among domestic options.
  • Regardless of military branch or status (active or retired), respondents are overwhelmingly concerned with current military activities ongoing globally today than they were last Veterans Day.
  • Respondents from all branches are pessimistic about finding a job opportunity in the private sector now compared to last year.

With over 400,000 members, the RallyPoint community promotes engaging open-forum discussions on top-of-mind topics for the military, from transitioning to private sector education or career opportunities to current global affairs.

For more information about RallyPoint please visit www.RallyPoint.com/about-us.

About RallyPoint
RallyPoint is the #1 online community where active duty military and veterans network, mentor, and discuss military life. RallyPoint is the only online military community that empowers its members to capture relationships they formed during their service, explore the paths of those that have gone before them, and gain more control over their career. Founded by former Special Forces officer Yinon Weiss and Army Captain Aaron Kletzing, it is the premier military network run by veterans in the USA. Visit www.RallyPoint.com to learn more.