DR. CAROLYN WASHINGTON, COL., U.S. ARMY (RET.)
Women, Peace, and Security Manager, Department of Homeland Security
Dr. Washington is a retired Army Colonel who spent half of her 30-year active duty career as a Military Police Officer and the other half as a European Foreign Area Officer. Her key assignments included Brigade Operations Officer, 8th Military Police Brigade-Korea; Battalion Command, Law Enforcement Command, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Chief of the Office of Defense Cooperation, Slovak Republic Ministry of Defense; Chief of Training and Exercises, NATO 3d Turkish Corps, Istanbul, Turkey; Attachè
assignments at the U.S. Embassies in Belgrade, Serbia and Oslo, Norway; and Chief, Southern Division, Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany.
Dr. Washington has extensive experience working on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. As the former chair of the Women, Peace and Security Working Group at Africa Command, she was responsible for the implementation of UNSCR 1325 within security cooperation activities, military exercises and operations. At the U.S. Army War College, she developed and taught the first-ever Women, Peace and Security course. She was also a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security, London School of Economics.
Dr. Washington holds a PhD in Global Gender Studies from SUNY Buffalo. She also received a Master of Strategic Studies from the Army War College, an MA in National Security Affairs from the Naval Post Graduate School, and a Certificate in Strategic Leadership from the American Military University. She is currently the Women, Peace and Security Manager at the Department of Homeland Security.