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The Army launched a new survey, which allows Soldiers to voice their concerns directly and anonymously to Army leadership. 

The Army launched a new survey which allows Soldiers to voice their concerns directly and anonymously to Army leadership.

The Army Career Engagement Survey is for all active-duty Soldiers. It replaces earlier exit surveys, which were only given to Soldiers as they left active Army.

DACES is a customized survey, with questions tailored to the Soldier, based on their responses to previous questions. This reduces the amount of time needed to take the survey by eliminating unnecessary questions.

Although the current version of the survey takes around 15 minutes to complete, future versions will take even less time, as DACES will ask more specific questions based on a person’s demographics. The survey also gives Soldiers a chance to request more information about career opportunities or to be contacted with additional information.

Starting this month, Soldiers will get a link in their email inbox during their birth month directing them to the DACES web page. In addition to an annual, birth month survey, all Soldiers will have to complete the survey during Army outprocessing.

The Army will use the survey results to retain the best talent and create the best quality-of-life programs. Survey results aren’t shared with Soldiers’ chains of command or personnel managers, so Soldiers can candidly share information.

The first surveys have already been sent. Users may only take DACES on a DoD-furnished computer on a DoD network, through VPN or CITRIX.

For more information, contact the DACES support team at: usarmy.pentagon.hqda-dcs-g-1.mbx.daces-survey-support@mail.mil.