Webinar Series – Needs and Strengths of Military Women

June 7, 2020

You are invited to join us for another Webinar in the Series on Military Transition in 2020 developed by ASCN (New Zealand).  In this Webinar we will be starting our discussion on the theme of Women Veterans by considering the topic of:

“Needs and Strengths of Military Women.”


In this Webinar Dr Kate Hendricks Thomas and Dr Kyleanne Hunter will share the key issues and insights from their research on Women Veterans and will share on the issues facing Women Veterans, the Populations of Women Veterans and Becoming Visible as a Women Veteran.


Presenter:    Dr Kate Hendricks Thomas


George Mason University

Department of Global and Community Health

Dr Kyleanne Hunter

Assistant Professor of Military and Strategic Studies

United States Air Force Academy, and

Managing Director of the Athena Leadership Project

Date:          Thursday 18th of June 2020

Time:          New Zealand      10.00am – 12.00pm (NZ) * (GMT +11 Hours)

Australia                     8.00 am Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane

The Netherlands        12.00 am Amsterdam, Tuesday 5th of May

The UK                       11.00 pm London, Monday 4th of May

Canada                       6.00 pm Toronto, 3.00 pm Vancouver, Monday 4th of May

The USA                     6.00 pm New York, 3.00 pm Los Angeles, Monday 4th of May


There will be a one hour presentation followed by a one hour interactive Q&A session that will allow participants to ask Dr Hendricks Thomas and Dr Hunter questions about points raised in the presentation or current issues on transition related to their work.



To participate in this Webinar with Dr Hendricks Thomas and Dr Hunter Register at:


When you have registered you will receive information on how to access the webinar online.

If you have any queries regarding the Webinars or Registration, Email the ASCN (New Zealand) Secretariat at ascn.nz@gmail.com.



Dr Kate Hendricks Thomas PhD

Kate Hendricks-Thomas is a Marine Corps veteran with a doctorate in health education and health promotion.

She served as an active duty Marine from 2002 through 2008, with service in Iraq and at home as a Military Police Officer. Followed by a role as a public health researcher with the University of Alabama’s Office of Evaluation Research.

Kate teaches at George Mason University’s Department of Global and Community Health.

She has authored a number of books including “Bullet-proofing the Psyche: Preventing Mental Health Problems in Our Military and Veterans” (2018) and “Invisible Veterans: What Happens When Military Women Become Civilians Again” (2019).


Dr Kyleanne Hunter PhD

Kyleanne Hunter is a Marine Corps veteran with a doctorate in political science.

She served multiple combat deployments as an AH-1W “Super Cobra” attack helicopter pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan and finished her time on active duty in the Marine Corps Legislative Liaison Office.

Kyleanne is an Assistant Professor of Military and Strategic Studies at the United States Air Force Academy and the Managing Director of the Athena Leadership Project.

She is also Adjunct Professor for the Georgetown University National Security Studies program, Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for New American Security, Non-resident Fellow at the Brute Krulak Center for Innovation and Creativity at the Marine Corps University and is the inaugural Sarah Brady Fellow.

Kyleanne is also the co-editor of “Invisible Veterans: What Happens When Military Women Become Civilians Again” (Thomas / Hunter 2019). Her next book “Gendering Security: The Wars we Fight” will be published in early 2021.



This series of real time education and information sharing webinars has been developed by ASCN (New Zealand) a Not For Profit organisation in collaboration with Veterans Affairs New Zealand, the NZ Defence Force and its partners in the each of the 5 Eyes Countries.

The Webinars in the Transition series are being presented by International Thought Leaders and Researchers from New Zealand allied countries including Canada, United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. Robert Lippiatt from ASCN (Australia) will chair the Webinar series. Robert has had significant international experience chairing and facilitating Defence and Veterans Forums

Each Webinar will cover the key issues and insights on Military Veteran Transition and post service life gained through research and other ongoing work with military members, veterans and their families in the relevant country.

Watch out for information and registration instructions for the next set of Webinars in the series which will be continuing through the rest of 2020

If you require any additional information on these Webinars or would like to register your interest in participating in the rest of the Webinar series please contact Steve Shamy at the ASCN (New Zealand) Secretariat at email ascn.nz@gmail.com.



ASCN (New Zealand) in conjunction with ASCN (Australia) form the Trans Tasman Australasian Services Care Network (ASCN).

This Not for profit Network acts as a neutral and independent hub for discussion and action by Government, Research, Service Providers and Advocacy on health and wellbeing questions and issues that impact military, veterans, public safety officers and their families in both countries.

It is committed to improving the life-long health and wellbeing of current and former members of the Defence Force (Regular and Reserve), Public Safety Organisations and their Families