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.



  • Chair: Amy May 
  • Vice Chair: Elizabeth Desnoyers-Colas  
  • Vice Chair-Elect: Kelly Rossetto 
  • Immediate Past Chair: Leanne Knobloch
  • Secretary: Lauren MacKenzie
Legislative Assembly
  • Amy May 
  • Nick Mararac

CMD Membership 

Official count taken each January.

108th Annual Convention -- New Orleans, LA -- Nov. 17 - 20, 2022

Convention Calls
  • CMD Call -- Deadline: Thu, 3/31 2022 3:00 AM EDT
Award Calls
Business Meeting Minutes