I want to encourage you all to consider nominating colleagues (or yourself) for one of Division 19's Annual Awards. The process is straightforward and requires:
All materials should be sent to me (email@example.com). Descriptions of our awards are posted at: https://www.militarypsych.org/awards.html
Please submit nominations in PDF format and list the name of the nominee and the award on the subject line of your email (e.g., John Doe, Julius E. Uhlaner Award). Winners will be notified prior to 30 June 2018 and awards will be presented during the Society for Military Psychology Business Meeting at the upcoming APA convention in Chicago.
Nominee submissions must be received by 1 May, 2019 to be considered by the Awards Committee.
Mark A. Staal, PhD, ABPP
Please see the attached email written by COL(R) Sally Harvey, our Council Representative and former Division 19 President. She’s writing in reference to a second attached letter by Dr. Robert Resnick, a Division 42 Council Representative and former APA President. They both express dissatisfaction with APA staff’s alignment with Sidley & Austin and emphasize the need for APA to be truly member-led.
The Student Affairs Committee (SAC) is pleased to announce the selection of our new Chair-Select, Ethan Banner. Ethan is a second year PsyD student in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver and was selected for Air Force HPSP in 2018! His clinical interests include post traumatic growth, neuropsychological assessment, and operational psychology. Jourdin Navarro has officially moved into the Chair position, and Kelsi Rugo has rotated to the Past Chair position. We would like to thank Nate Tenhundfeld for his valuable service over the past three years and wish him the best as his time on the SAC has come to a final close.
Serving on the SAC for the past two years and getting to look behind the curtain of a large professional organization like ours has been immeasurably valuable for me. I am so appreciative of the countless society members who have donated their time, expertise, votes, mentorship, and money to the student affiliates of our organization. Your efforts are not unseen or unappreciated, and we are eager to follow in your footsteps. Our committee is in fantastic hands under Jourdin's leadership and I look forward to the great things to come for our committee and society in 2019!
Kelsi Rugo, MA, NCC
National Center for Veterans Studies
The University of Utah
Chair, Student Affairs Committee
The Early Career Psychology (ECP) Committee is pleased to introduce Dr. Jessica Ford as our new Chair-Select. Dr. Ford is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at East Carolina University and an inaugural 2018 recipient of Division 19’s ECP Professional Development Awards. As I transition to Past Chair, Dr. Neil Shortland will assume the ECP Chair role. Dr. Shortland is an assistant professor in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies and the Director of the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. We have had a tremendous year strengthening our relationship with our student members, and in addition to our transition committee leadership, we welcome Michelle Koster as our Student-ECP liaison.
I want to express how much I have enjoyed serving as ECP Committee Chair. I am grateful for the support of senior division leadership in the professional development and inclusion of ECPs across governance, as shown by our increased presence on boards and committees, our new professional development grants and the launch of the Society’s Leadership Program. It is an exciting time to be an ECP, and I look forward to seeing what we accomplish in 2019!
Ryan R. Landoll, Ph.D., ABPP, Maj, USAF
Division 19 APA Program Chair
Division 19 Early Career Psychology Committee Past Chair
As I transition to Past-Chair, Alexander Wind will be taking over as the Chair. He is the creator of the militarypsych.org website and former chair of the membership committee. Alex is a Research Psychologist with the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences working out of Ft. Belvoir, VA.
Brian Lees, PsyD, ABPP
Division 19 Communications Past-Chair
American Psychological Association
Do you enjoy reading the latest and greatest research news? Are you familiar with APA style formatting? Then, Division 19 needs you! The Military Psychologist newsletter (TMP) is looking for a new "Feature Article" editor to help review and edit articles submitted to the newsletter for publication. This is a great opportunity to get up-to-date, insider view of Military Psychology related research and to add your insight into the editorial review process for Division 19. Not to mention, this is an outstanding opportunity to get more involved with the Division leadership. Feature Article editors are required to be members of Division 19, have an experience with APA style, excellent English written communication skills, be detail-oriented and be available to review articles for submission at least 3 times per year (Spring, Summer and Fall Issues). Taking applications now! Send a brief email of interest to The Military Psychologist, Editor in Chief, Shawnna Chee, at Shawnna.firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!"
Editor, The Military Psychologist
Dear Division 19 Members,
On November 15, 2018 the APA sent out the Apportionment Ballot to all APA Members. This is conducted annually in order to determine the composition of the following years’ Council. The Council of Representatives (CoR) is the legislative arm of the APA, possessing complete authority and influence over the affairs and finances of the Association. Due to our members’ activism and advocacy, we have become a two-seat council – something that provides our issues a greater voice at the Association’s table. However, if we don’t continue to mobilize the vote, or if members choose not to apportion the majority (if not all) of their votes for Division 19, our representation could shift back to a single member on the CoR.
We want to continue having a strong voice on Council, influencing the important decisions that impact us now and into the future. We can only do this with your help. Division 19 EXCOM is, therefore, asking you to join others in Pledging 10 for 19: CAST ALL 10 VOTES FOR DIVISION 19.
Your vote counts! Please Pledge 10 for 19 today!
Take these steps to Pledge 10 for 19.
· Be on the lookout for your apportionment ballot in the mail. They were mailed out on November 15, 2018.
· If you have yet to receive your ballot, contact: Mr. Garnett Coad at email@example.com
· Cast your ballot for Division 19.
· Make sure your ballot is returned to APA via mail by Dec 14, 2018.
We appreciate your support!
Division 19 EXCOM
The Society for Military Psychology (Division 19) Early Career Psychologist (ECP) Committee is seeking nominations to fill the Chair-Elect position to begin 1 January 2019. The Committee is led by three members serving staggered 3-year terms, as well as military and Student Affairs Committee (SAC) liaisons, who strive to advance issues of ECP concern within our division. Committee members’ benefit from networking/mentorship from senior members of Division 19, engagement with the Division 19 Executive Committee (EXCOM), and a travel scholarship to attend the annual APA conference (when serving as Chair).
Responsibilities associated with this leadership position include participation / attendance at the Division 19 midyear and annual meeting, participation on the division’s EXCOM, content submission for the Military Psychologist, and oversight of ECP activities (e.g., development and delivery of the mentorship workshop at the APA conference). These responsibilities are shared among the three committee members.
· Applicants must be within 10 years of degree completion.
· Applicants must be members of Division 19.
· Applicants must be able to commit to the position for three (3) years.
Applications for the Chair-Elect position are due by 15th December 2018. The selected Chair-Elect will be notified by 21st December 2018and will begin their tenure on 1 January 2019. Self-nominations are accepted and strongly encouraged.
All candidates should include:
1. Statement of Interest from the Nominee
2. Current Curriculum Vitae
3. One Letter of Recommendation
Send nominations via email to:
Neil Shortland Ph.D.,
Chair-Elect, ECP Committee
Division 19, Society for Military Psychology
American Psychological Association
The Division 19 Communications Committee is seeking applicants for our Chair-Select position for 2019. This is an exciting opportunity to help foster communication both within the Division membership as well as represent us to the greater community. The Committee is in direct and sometimes frequent contact with Division 19 leadership. The selectee would be expected to rotate to the Chair position in 2020 and be Past-chair in 2021. Interested applicants should submit a
Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Please submit application materials to the same addresses by 15 DEC 2018.
Brian Lees, PsyD, ABPP
Division 19 Communications Committee Chair
The American Psychological Foundation’s (APF) 2019 Trauma Psychology Grant seeks to support innovative work to alleviate trauma.
See our website for more information http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/trauma-psychology-grant.aspx
Click here to apply for this scholarship: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=apa&
The deadline for applications is February 15, 2019.
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