Leah Bolger retired in 2000 from the U.S. Navy at the rank of Commander after 20 years of active duty service. She was elected as the first woman President of Veterans For Peace (VFP) in 2012, and in 2013 she was selected to present the Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Memorial Peace Lecture at Oregon State University. She serves as the President of World BEYOND War, an international organization dedicated to the abolition of war. Leah is a member of the Overseas Base Realignment and Closure Coalition.