April 1, 2021

LCWINS Announces Strategic Merger with LCMINS

Today LCWINS announces a merger that will help us better represent national security leaders across the country. We are joining forces in a strategic partnership with our former nemesis, the Leadership Council for Men in National Security.

Since the founding of our great nation, LCMINS has shown obvious effectiveness in its advocacy and strategic success in elevating men to national security leadership. Through this merger, LCWINS will leverage LCMINS' successes to help elevate people of all genders to national security leadership.

The LCWINS tracker, which showcases the progress that the Biden Administration is making toward meeting its commitment to gender parity in senior national security appointments, has already been updated to show where the men are appointed as well. After our merger, the tracker will reflect our new joint organization's 100% success in placing woman-identifying and man-identifying people in senior national security political appointments!

Since our founding in 2019, LCWINS has consistently emphasized the importance of national security leadership that represents America. Today, we take the next step in being fully representational. We hope you will join us in celebrating this historic merger!

Wishing you a wonderful first day of April!


The Leadership Council for Women in National Security improves national security by ensuring that women, in all their diversity, have equal space at the policy-making table. LCWINS is an organization of women and allies from across the political spectrum working to advance gender inclusion at the highest levels of the U.S. national security and foreign policy workforce. LCWINS is fiscally sponsored by the Pacific Council on International Policy, a 501(c)(3).

For more information, contact: Press@lcwins.org