Well-being survey gives families voice

Gen. David McKiernan
Commanding general
7th Army and USAREUR

Each year we conduct a survey to measure the well-being of the force and to determine whether or not you are satisfied with the programs, facilities, services, and other aspects of working and living in Europe.

Last year more than 6,000 Soldiers, civilian employees, retirees, and family members took part in the survey. Thank you for your valuable input.

We need your support again. The 2007 Well-Being Survey will be conducted through June 15. This year we want to significantly increase the number of participants. In particular, we would like to have more family members take part in the survey.

The survey takes about 30 minutes to complete. Surveys and answer sheets are located at convenient places throughout the community, such as Army Community Service centers, fitness centers, and libraries. Answer sheets must be returned to these facilities or to the administering unit for collection and forwarding. The USAREUR Modular Survey System Web site at www.per.hqusareur.army.mil/umss/wbs.htm provides more information.

As with last year’s survey, you will be asked to rate the services and programs in the following areas: childcare and youth programs, recreation, family readiness, relocation, financial readiness, schools and education, healthcare and spouse employment.

I strongly encourage you to participate in the survey and to ask your neighbors, friends, and retirees who may not have heard about it to do the same. This is your opportunity to indicate your level of satisfaction with the communities in which you live and to rate the overall effectiveness of the services they provide.