CNAS has led the way in producing cutting-edge research on challenges facing veterans, including a series of local, state, and regional veteran needs assessments. The MVS team published reports on veteran employment and entrepreneurship, and analyses of the federal, philanthropic, and collaborative “sea of goodwill” that exists to support veterans.

To expand on this foundation, the MVS program will delve more deeply into disparate needs minority veterans may experience and explore cutting edge opportunities for enhancing veterans overall economic outcomes.

Featured reports & analysis:

Military, Veterans & Society

New York State Minority Veteran Needs Assessment

It is imperative to develop a deeper understanding of whether there are specific veteran subpopulations that are faring differently from their peers...

Military, Veterans & Society

Veteran Pathways to Employment: Hurdles and Opportunities

Introduction and Executive Summary The issue of employment for post-9/11 veterans came to a head nearly a decade ago, when the national economy was ailing and a spike in veter...

Military, Veterans & Society

From Sea to Shining Sea

In a new online tool, Carole House, Emma Moore, Brent Peabody, and Kayla Williams catalogue benefits for the veteran community offered by each state so that stakeholders can e...

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CNAS has published reports and commentaries including comprehensive looks at the future of the all-volunteer force and the propensity of youth from military families to serve,...


CNAS has hosted a number of events on the civil-military divide, studied public perceptions of the military community, and published reports on topics including the effects of...