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
Rt. Lt. General Scott Kindsvater 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 17 years in executive leadership positions. He has experience in broad international arena specifically Central and Southwest Asia, North Africa and Europe (NATO) and has worked in every country in Middle East except Yemen. He is passionate about finding solutions, leading change, and building coalitions.
Lt. Gen. Scott Kindsvater is the 22nd Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee. He assists the Chairman’s role as principal adviser to the NATO Secretary General and senior military spokesman of the 30-nation alliance. He also advises the Deputy Secretary General, leads coordination of nuclear, biological and chemical matters and, in the Chairman’s absence, directs daily operations and the business of the Military Committee, NATO’s highest military authority.
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. Lt. Gen. Kindsvater is a command pilot with more than 3,600 hours of flight time, to include more than 600 combat hours over Iraq and Afghanistan. He has held various staff assignments to include Ninth Air Force, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Office of the Defense Representative-Pakistan, the Joint Staff and Military Fellow to U.S. Senator Pat Roberts. He commanded the 336th Fighter Squadron, the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron three times, was commandant of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, commanded the 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing, the 82nd Training Wing and an Expeditionary Task Force.
Prior to his current assignment, he was the Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations and Intelligence, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Casteau, Belgium.
Ukraine War, NATO and 21st Century Security Environment:
As a Task Force Commander in the Middle East and as Director of Operations and Intelligence for NATO then Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee in Brussels, Lt. Gen. Scott Kindsvater will describe the dynamics of the 21st century security environment and the new world order. Using his experiences on 10 combat deployments and rotations in the Middle East and Southwest Asia, he will sketch out the state of conflicts and the changing dynamics of global competition and security risks: the role of NATO and the future of the West way of life. He will describe the relationships in simple terms between China and Russia and the roots of war in Ukraine and profile of Vladimir Putin based on his time in NATO. He will conclude with some simple ways and strategies the West can use to build resiliency and lead our way through this new world order.
Leadership and Negotiation with Lt. Gen. Scott Kindsvater
After 32 years in uniform and 17 years in executive leadership positions, Lieutenant General Scott Kindsvater is passionate about leadership and building successful teams. He is a proven mentor and communicator and team builder…he will sketch out the intangible characteristics of leadership with a focus on “getting to yes.” He will reflect on lessons from leading in combat to leading at home and how keeping everyone focused on the mission is critical to organizational success. The presentation will describe how to inspire, how to ensure a positive climate and culture and how a humble, approachable, and credible leader can take an organization to new heights. Also, if desirable Lieutenant General Kindsvater will describe his keys to success in negotiations using his time in Pakistan and in NATO leading several tough negations.