Online survey calls for your opinion

A new online survey unveiled Aug. 15 allows you to express your opinions about anything related to the Army Family Covenant. 

“The USAREUR commanding general realizes that families in Europe have unique needs relative to our counterparts back in the states,” said Lt. Col. Chris Farrell, special assistant to the commanding general, who is providing oversight to The Army Family Covenant Assessment. “The Army Family Covenant is making a difference for our Soldiers and families, and this survey will help us systematically improve support programs and services so we can do even better.”

The survey will evaluate how well the covenant meets the needs and expectations of Soldiers and families in Europe. The Army Family Covenant Assessment is the first initiative of its size and scope in the Army, and it is the first large-scale integrated study of the covenant’s effectiveness within a major command. 

Part of the holistic assessment in Europe that began earlier in July with focus groups at seven Army Europe garrisons, the online survey will gauge community satisfaction with all aspects of covenant-related programs and services including health care, housing, youth services and more.

“It is imperative we recognize that, after eight years of sustained combat operations, the needs of our Soldiers and families have changed and continue to evolve,” Lieutenant Colonel Farrell said. “This assessment will help us get ahead of the bow wave on these changes.

“To say the Army Family Covenant is doing something is simply not good enough,” he continued. “To say we are helping it do the best possible things – the right things – for the Army in Europe family is our collective responsibility. This is true for all Soldiers and families across our Army.”

The simple survey takes only a few minutes to complete and can be accessed from any government or home computer by visiting
(Courtesy of HQ U.S. Army Installation Management Command-Europe)