The Society of Uniformed Services Psychiatrists (SUSP) is a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

Benefits of Membership

  • All APA membership benefits plus:
    • Network with military psychiatrists worldwide
    • Avoid the hassle of changing APA districts with each PCS
    • Free access to SUSP Quarterly
    • Relevant additions to the APA annual meeting, such education, business meeting, and social reception
    • Members-in-Training with original research can compete for the Al Glass Award

Membership Eligibility

  • Current APA membership
  • Active duty psychiatrists in the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Public Health Service
    • For Guard and Reserve, please contact us for more information.
  • Retired psychiatrists from the above components




American Psychiatric Association to Honor Psychiatrists Who Served in Vietnam

Dr. Altha Stewart and Dr. Saul Levin of the APA sent a welcome message to district branch presidents on Monday, 17 September 2018.  In honor of the estimated 200 psychiatrists who served in the Vietnam War, the APA will conduct a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Vietnam War Memorial on the National Mall in Washington DC.  The event will take place at 1 p.m. on 1 November 2018, which is also the 50th Anniversary of the Tet Offensive.  A reception will follow at the APA's headquarters.  RSVP is requested for the reception, and member's are invited to follow the instructions found in the email sent to them by SUSP. 

SUSP is the proud recipient of the prestigious APA District Branch Best Practices Award for 2018. 
The award recognizes their Interactive Online CME Series, Military and Veteran Health. There are four Webinars in the series. This work was accomplished collaboratively with using an APA Innovation Grant.  Vin Capaldi (SUSP President 2017-2018) and Eric Meyer, (SUSP President 2018-2019) accepted the Award at the APA May 2018 Assembly. For more information go to:



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SUSP is a private organization; the views expressed do not represent those of the U.S. government or the Department of Defense.