December 2020 Community Survey Results


SEAL/SWCC Active Duty responses



SEAL/SWCC Veteran responses



SEAL/SWCC Spouse responses


In December 2020, we sent a survey to nearly 6,000 members of the NSW community including active duty personnel, veterans, and families. Our intentions with this survey were as follows:

  1. Understand where any misunderstandings might lie about the support we provide so we can communicate better
  2. Shape and prioritize existing programs to be most effective
  3. Develop new programs based upon emerging requirements from the community

We were very excited to get candid and thoughtful input from almost 1,000 recipients! ​​​Overall, we received feedback that:

  • The greatest challenge NSW operators face during active duty is marriage and family issues.
  • The greatest challenge veterans face is loss of community.
  • The greatest concern for teammates is TBI.

Lack of sleep, chronic pain, and mental health also consistently ranked high as concerns throughout the lifetime of all NSW personnel. NSF is currently evaluating our support in regards to this feedback and will be posting updates to our Programs page as needed.

In addition, there were questions about topics like who we support specifically, the money we keep in reserves, and experimental treatments. For answers to these questions as well as others please visit our FAQ page.

NSF is committed to meeting the needs of the NSW community and will continue to seek feedback to ensure we are doing so!