NCA Communication and Military Division

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The Communication and Military Division promotes scholarly, pedagogical, and community-engaged work that highlights and critiques communication, messages, and discourses within and about the military. Topics include (but are not limited to) media framings of military-connected experiences; policy debates about military-related services/benefits; family communication during military transitions; critical analyses of war rhetoric; examination of the military as a colonizing institution; health communication and self-advocacy in the Veterans Affairs Health system; narratives by veterans living with Gulf War syndrome; and organizing practices that empower student veterans. The division welcomes work from all epistemological, theoretical, and methodological perspectives that addresses these aims. Collectively, we do not take a “for” or “against” stance on the military as an institution; rather, we recognize macro and micro implications of the military and work to enhance understanding between military and civilian communities, critique policies/practices, and contribute to positive social/cultural changes concerning military/veteran-related topics.


2023 Interest Group Leadership

  • Chair: Elizabeth Desnoyers-Colas, Georgia Southern University
  • Vice Chair: Kelly Rossetto, Boise State University
  • Vice Chair-Elect: John Hinck, United States Air Force Air University
  • Immediate Past Chair: Amy May, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Secretary: William Howe, Texas Tech University
  • Student/New Professional Representative: Amber Lynn Scott, University of Southern California

2023 NCA Positions

  • Legislative Assembly
    • Elizabeth Desnoyers-Colas, Georgia Southern University
    • Amber Lynn Scott, University of Southern California
  • NCA Nominating Committee
    • Amy May, University of Alaska Fairbanks

CMD Membership (2021-2023)

*Official count taken each January.

109th Annual Convention -- National Harbor, MD -- November 16 - 19, 2023.


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