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Report | June 8, 2023

Review of the DoD’s Co-Location Policies to Support Dual Military Marriages (DODIG-2023-085)


Publicly Released: June 12, 2023


The objective of this review was to determine the extent to which the DoD’s co‑location policies support dual‑military marriages. We focused this review on DoD and Military Service assignment policy exceptions, including the marital status of Service members married to each other and the co‑location status of dual‑military spouses.

This final report provides the results of the DoD Office of Inspector General’s review. We previously provided copies of the draft report and requested written comments on the recommendations. We considered management’s comments on the draft report when preparing the final report. These comments are included in the report. The Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness agreed to address the two recommendations in this report. Therefore, we consider the recommendations resolved and open.