President's Welcome

Welcome to the Society for Military Psychology website. As one of the founding charter divisions of the American Psychological Association (APA), Div. 19 members represent a proud tradition of advancing the profession of psychology. We have an exciting, dedicated and diverse membership composed of psychologists and social scientists; military (active duty, reserve component and retired); Department of Defense and interagency civilians; and professors and practitioners, all of whom are working in professionally rewarding (and at times challenging) environments. Our members work in private practice settings and academic, research, clinical, military, operational and international settings. We are fortunate to have an active and motivated student membership that helps keep our division filled with energy, innovation and momentum as we expand and grow our membership and our interests.

Our members are united and share a common interest — to advance and further the professional and scientific knowledge related to military psychology. Indeed, our Div. 19 members make contributions in every specialty area recognized by APA. We are proud of our Div. 19 members and of the manner they advance and help preserve the safety and security of our nation and our citizens. Our society achieves that vision with a threefold mission:

  1. Advance the science and practice of psychology within military organizations. 
  2. Foster professional development of psychologists and other professionals interested in the psychological study of the military through education, research and training. 
  3. Supporting efforts to disseminate and apply scientific knowledge and state of the art advances in areas relevant to military psychology. 

Our values reflect the importance of recognizing that foundation within our profession and our identity. To that end, we place great value on engaging and educating our profession and the society we serve with a scientifically based and ethical practice that is informed by education and research to advance the psychological study of the military and related organizations

I want to personally thank you for your interest in our division and hope that you will consider joining us in our dedication and commitment as a society. On behalf of all our members and the Div. 19 leadership team, I wish you a very rewarding and professionally fulfilling 2015.

Tom Williams, PhD 
President, Society for Military Psychology 

Get Involved

Membership is open to professionals and students with an interest in the goals and mission of the Division. Division 19 currently has the following categories: Fellow, Member, Affiliate, International Affiliate, and Student Affiliate.

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