Psychological Science in Support of the Soldier

Co-sponsored by
 The American Psychological Association
The Office of Sen. John McCain

Monday, September 29th, 2003
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
253 Russell Senate Office Building
Constitution and Delaware Avenues, N.E., Washington, D.C.
Lunch will be served

In addition to providing critical mental health services to U.S. military personnel and their families, psychologists address many critical issues and problems vital to our national security through research for the Department of Defense. Research psychologists' expertise in understanding and optimizing human performance, human-technology interactions, and the well-being of military personnel and their families has become even more mission-critical in these dangerous times. Four distinguished psychological scientists will highlight the role of psychology in military operations and examine how research can address ongoing needs for more effective equipment, services for Prisoners of War, and family support.


Gerald Krueger, Ph.D. (Col., USA Ret.)
Wexford Group International
Chemical-Biological Protective Clothing and Equipment Effects on Performance
of Soldiers and First Responders

Col. Robert Roland, Ph.D.
National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces
POWs: Psychological Science and Services

Howard Weiss, Ph.D.
Purdue University
Military Family Research


William C. Howell, Ph.D.
Former Chief Scientist for Human Resources for the U.S. Air Force
Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Arizona State and Rice Universities

Congressional Briefing Photo Gallery:

Janis Cannon-Bowers, PhD, University of Central Florida, offers comments during Q & A at the briefing. sciadv-2003-soldier-bowers
Bill Howell, PhD, moderates the discussion. sciadv-2003-soldier-howell
Jerry Krueger, PhD, Wexford Group International, gives his presentation, "Chemical-Biological Protective Clothing and Equipment Effects on Performance of Soldiers and First Responders." sciadv-2003-soldier-krueger
Kevin Murphy, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, models a chemical protective suit designed with human factors expertise; Gerald Krueger, PhD, Wexford Group International; Heather Kelly, PhD, APA Public Policy Office. sciadv-2003-soldier-murphykrueger
Col. Robert Roland, PsyD, National Defense University, gives his presentation, "Operational Psychology - Examples from Recent Conflicts and POW Repatriation." sciadv-2003-soldier-roland
Bill Strickland, PhD, Human Resources Research Organization, responds to a question about testing and personnel research within the military. sciadv-2003-soldier-strickland
Howard Weiss, PhD, discusses research underway at the Military Family Research Institute, Purdue University, in his presentation, "Quality of Life, Retention, and Readiness." sciadv-2003-soldier-weiss
The eleventh annual Science Advocacy Training Workshop participants: L-R: Howard Weiss, (Military Family Research Institute, Purdue University ); Stephen Zaccaro (George Mason University); William Strickland (Human Resources Research Organization); Elaine Pulakos (Personnel Decisions Research Institutes, Inc.); Kevin Murphy (The Pennsylvania State University); James Callan (Pacific Science & Engineering, Inc.); Michael Paley (Aptima, Inc.); Janis Cannon-Bowers (University of Central Florida); Sandra Marshall (San Diego State University); Dennis Kowal (IDA); Jennifer Vendemia (University of South Carolina); Nancy Cooke (Arizona State University); Karlene Roberts (University of California, Berkeley); and Gerald Krueger (Wexford Group International). sciadv-2003-soldier-group