Lieutenant General Scott Kindsvater, U.S. Air Force (Retired)
About Lieutenant General Scott Kindsvater, U.S. Air Force (Retired)
Lieutenant General Scott Kindsvater, USAF (Ret.) is a senior global operations and intelligence leader, fighter pilot and former General Officer in the US Air Force for 32 years, with the last 19 years in executive leadership positions. He has broad experience in the international arena, specifically Central and Southwest Asia, North Africa and Europe (NATO), and has worked in every country in the Middle East except Yemen. He is passionate about finding solutions, leading change, and building coalitions.
Lt. Gen. Kindsvater serves as a strategic advisor, board member and subject-matter expert on a diverse range of topics (from AI to construction to defense to service) for both large and small corporations, as well as think tanks. He is skilled in international engagement, crisis management, resiliency and campaign planning as well as safety and workforce development.
Previously, Lt. Gen. Kindsvater has served as Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Brussels Belgium; Director of Operations and Intelligence for NATO at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe; Director of Operations and Intelligence in Iraq and Syria for Operation Inherent Resolve and Commander of Air Expeditionary Task Force in the Defeat–ISIS Campaign.
Lt. Gen. Kindsvater was commissioned in 1989 after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is an F-15E weapons school graduate and instructor. He was a National Defense Fellow at the Government Affairs Institute of Georgetown University in 2000 and holds a master’s degree in Military Art and Sciences from Touro University International and a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, along with many other certificates and courses.