Lieutenant General Scott A. Kindsvater


2019

  • Last updated: 06 Dec. 2019 09:22

Lieutenant General Kindsvater is the 22nd Deputy Chairman of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Military Committee. He assists the Chairman's role as principal adviser to the NATO Secretary General and senior military spokesman of the 29-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.

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Prior to his current assignment, he was the Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations and Intelligence, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Casteau, Belgium.

EDUCATION

  •  1989 Bachelor’s degree in General Studies, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
  •  1995 U.S. Air Force Weapons Instructor Course, Nellis Air Force Base, NV
  •  1996 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
  •  2000 National Defense Fellow, Certificate of Legislative Studies, GAI, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  •  2001 Master’s degree in military art and sciences, Touro University International
  •  2007 Master’s degree in strategic studies, Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA
  •  2009 National Security Studies Course, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  •  2010 Senior Manager Course in National Security, Elliott School, George Washington University, Washington DC
  •  2012 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  •  2014 Capstone Flag Officer Course, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC
  •  2015 Senior Joint Information Operations Application Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
  •  2017 NATO General Officer Course, NATO Defense College, Rome, Italy
  • 2019 Senior International Defense Management Course, Defense Resources Management Institute, Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, CA

ASSIGNMENTS

  •  1. July 1989 – August 1990, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Williams AFB, AZ
  •  2. August 1990 – May 1991, F-15E Student, RTU, 461st Tactical Fighter Squadron, Luke AFB, AZ
  •  3. May 1991 – March 1996, Instructor Pilot, Flight Lead and Mission Commander, 335th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
  •  4. March 1996 – October 1999, Flight Commander and Instructor Pilot, F-15E Division, U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, NV
  •  5. October 1999 – November 2000, National Defense Fellow to U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC
  •  6. November 2000 – November 2001, Chief of Congressional Engagement, Congressional Action Division, Office of Legislative Liaison Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, DC
  •  7. November 2001 – June 2003, Aide-de-Camp to the Commander, 9th Air Force and U.S. Air Forces Central, Shaw AFB, SC
  •  8. June 2003 – May 2006, Assistant Director of Operations, 335th Fighter Squadron; then Commander, 336th FS and 336th EFS, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
  •  9. July 2006 – June 2007, Student, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA
  •  10. June 2007 – August 2009, Commandant, U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, NV
  •  11. August 2009 – June 2011, Chief, Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Division, Directorate for Strategic Plans and Policy, J-5; then Joint Staff Representative to the Joint Chiefs of Staff Working Group; then Executive Assistant to the Director of the Joint Staff, the Joint Staff, Arlington, VA
  •  12. July 2011 – July 2012, Commander, 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing, Moody AFB, GA
  •  13. August 2012 – August 2013, Deputy for Security Cooperation, Office of Defense Representative, U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan
  •  14. September 2013 – June 2015, Commander, 82nd Training Wing, Sheppard AFB, TX
  •  15. June 2015 – May 2016, Assistant Deputy Commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, and Assistant Vice Commander, 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force, Shaw AFB, SC
  •  16. May 2016 – May 2017, Deputy Commander – Operations and Intelligence, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, U.S. Central Command; Director, Joint Air Component Element and Commander 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force – Levant, Southwest Asia
  •  17. July 2017 – July 2019, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations and Intelligence, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Casteau, Belgium
  • 18. September 2019- current, Deputy Chairman, NATO Military Committee, Brussels, Belgium

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS

  •  1. August 2009 – June 2011, Chief, Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Division, Directorate for Strategic Plans and Policy, J-5; then Joint Staff Representative to the Joint Chiefs of Staff Working Group; then Executive Assistant to the Director of the Joint Staff, the Joint Staff, Arlington, VA, as a Colonel
  •  2. August 2012 – August 2013, Deputy for Security Cooperation, Office of Defense Representative, U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan, as a Brigadier General
  •  3. May 2016 – May 2017, Deputy Commander – Operations and Intelligence, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, U.S. Central Command; Director, Joint Air Component Element; and Commander 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force – Levant, Southwest Asia, as a Major General
  •  4. July 2017 – July 2019, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations and Intelligence, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Casteau, Belgium, as a Major General
  • 5. September 2019 – current, Deputy Chairman, NATO Military Committee, Brussels, Belgium as a Lieutenant General

FLIGHT INFORMATION

  •  Rating: Command Pilot
  •  Flight Hours: More than 3,600 (600+ combat)
  •  Aircraft Flown: F-15E

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

  •  Defense Superior Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
  •  Legion of Merit with three oak leaf cluster
  •  Bronze Star
  •  Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  •  Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
  •  Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters
  •  Aerial Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
  •  Air Force Commendation Medal
  •  Army Commendation Medal with combat device
  •  Air Force Achievement Medal
  •  Air Force Combat Action Medal

 EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTIONS

  •  Second Lieutenant May 1989
  •  First Lieutenant June 1991
  •  Captain June 1993
  •  Major July 1999
  •  Lieutenant Colonel March 2003
  •  Colonel January 2007
  •  Brigadier General November 2012
  •  Major General August 2016
  •  Lieutenant General September 2019