The Annual Report of the Department of Defense Suicide Event Report (DoDSER) system
presents data on suicides and suicide attempts that occurred from January 1, 2014 through
December 31, 2014. The goal of the DoDSER program is to characterize and contextualize
suicide-related events in a manner that is comprehensive and accurate, and which informs
decision-making authorities about suicide prevention and intervention strategies.
The DoDSER Annual Report comprises data from the Active and Reserve components of the Air
Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy. This includes data from the Army National Guard and Air
National Guard. Aggregated data for each Service are presented in their own chapter and are also
included in a summative chapter.
Data for each DoDSER report were collected by the Services and augmented by data from the
Armed Forces Medical Examiner System (AFMES; for active duty suicide decedents) and the
Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC; for suicide decedents and suicide attempts). All
personally identifiable information in this report has been redacted for privacy reasons.