Early Career Psychologist Committee
The ECP Committee consists of the current Chair, the Past Chair, and a Chair Elect, serving staggered 3 year terms. Applicants for the Chair position must be ECPs as of January 1st of the year they plan to apply, members of the Society for Military Psychology, and be willing to serve a full three-year term.
In addition to the 3 chair positions, beginning in 2018, the ECP committee has established several liaisons to represent the needs and interests of various constituencies within the Society. Chairs are selected to complement and ensure representation from this constituencies. Currently, this includes a representative from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, academic psychology, Veterans Affairs, and Guard/Reserves. We also have a ECP-Student transition liaison who is selected during their final year as a student to advise on how to bridge connection between members transitioning from student status to ECPs within the Society.
We are actively interested in identifying a liaison to represent the U.S. Army, applied/organizational psychology, and international members. If you are interested in any of these positions, or feel there is a community within the Society that is not represented, please fill out the contact form on the ECP Home Page or contact us at militarypsychECP@gmail.com.
In addition, we hope to develop “project officers” to lead specific projects that support the Society and ECPs – so contact us with your ideas!
Ph.D., ABPP, Maj, USAF, Chair
Psy.D., LT, USN, Past Chair
Neil D. Shortland
PhD, Chair Elect
Michael B. Brennan
Psy.D., Maj, USAR, Guard/Reserve Liaison
Ph.D, Veterans Affairs Liaison
Ph.D, ECP-Student Transition Liaison