A soldier reunites with family at Fort Bragg, N.C., July 12, 2022, after returning home from deployment.
About Us
Established in 2022, DACODAI is a new Defense Department advisory committee.

Reports and Recommendations

DACODAI gathers information from multiple sources, including briefings and written responses from the Defense Department, Service-level military representatives, and subject matter experts. The Committee collects qualitative data from focus groups and interactions with Service members during installation visits. Additionally, the Committee examines peer-reviewed literature. Based upon the data collected and analyzed, the Committee submits recommendations and continuing concerns to the Secretary of Defense annually.


The Secretary of Defense, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 United States Code (U.S.C.), Appendix, as amended) and 41 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 102-3.50(d). The Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)) is the Sponsor for DACODAI.

Defense and Service Liaisons

In accordance with Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 5105.04, "Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committee Management Program," dated August 6, 2007, and Deputy Secretary of Defense memorandum, "Advisory Committee Management," dated November 26, 2018, the Military Services will cooperate with and assist the Committee. In addition, the Military Services will designate a Service Liaison to DACODAI. Service Liaisons are required to attend DACODAI business meetings and respond to all the Committee's requests for information (to include briefings and written responses).