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1st Senior Enlisted Advisors Forum

Senior enlisted advisors with a combined 2,000 years of NCO experience, and their spouses, attended the Secretary of Defenseís First Annual Senior Enlisted Advisors Forum. These trusted advisors gathered to converse with senior DoD leadership about the challenges faced by todayís enlisted personnel, and to discuss DoDís efforts to address the key issues affecting the quality of life and readiness of the force. Seventy-nine E-9ís and 60 spouses took part in the day-long session of information sharing and cooperative problem-solving.

This report gives an overview of the Forum, summarizes key issues identified by the participants, and reviews the Departmentís responses and follow-up actions now being taken. The hyperlinks below lead to the PDF files of the report sections.


Recruiting and Retention


Health Care

Child Care


Forum in Review

Updated: 19-Sept-00