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Women Peace and Security (WPS)

PKSOI Serves as the host website for the U.S. Army War College Schools, Centers, Institutes and Programs WPS Community of Interest

Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) concepts continue to transform as we raise awareness across the Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational community of interest and with key stakeholders including the meaningful participation and contribution of women. We work to synchronize integration of a gender perspective within the DoD implementation policies and our landpower continues the transition of applying WPS/gender-related considerations into military operations. Please see below for current updates, education and training material, key documents and announcements for activities related to the application of this Congresional Law and global concept.

  • USAWC Commandant addresses DoD equities in Women, Peace and Security
  • USAWC’s WPS lead’s war college education motivated and guided her work with WPS
  • PME representatives share best practices for WPS integration

As an Army critical care nurse, Col. Veronica Oswald- Hrutkay has instructed at the Army Trauma Training Center and deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm; UN Protection Force Mission Provide Promise in Zagreb, Croatia; and Operation Iraqi Freedom. It was always about saving lives – then, and now at the strategic level of human security, said the Army War College lead for Women, Peace and Security.

The first of a planned annual series, the Women, Peace, and Security Join Academic Forum Workshop is a two-day virtual collaboration among those in planning and policy roles and those in professional military education. For two days, Aug. 25 – 26, 2020, the participants focused on opportunities within PME to integrate WPS principles into the strategic mindedness of faculty and student.

“Within the Defense Department, WPS actions are force multipliers,” said U.S. Army War College Commandant Maj. Gen. Steve Maranian, opening the workshop. To read more of this USAWC article please CLICK HERE.


USAWC offers Resident Students an Integrated Research Project on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) and the Exercise of National Power.

Click here for more information on the Integrated Research Project.


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