Keynote Address

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LTC Scott C. Greenblatt,  Director

Int'l Relationships and Government Affairs
Institute for Military Support to Governance
U.S. Army JFK Special Warfare Center and School

The U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School's (SWCS) purpose is to recruit, assess, select, and train and educate U.S. Army personnel for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), which includes Special Forces, Civil Affairs, and Psychological Operations personnel.

LTC Greenblatt was hand selected by C-level Officer to build strategic partnerships with international governments on behalf of the U.S. Government's Special Operations Community. Managed an annual budget of $5M, while leading cross-functional personnel to achieve strategic goals.

Secured over $25M in government funding for various special operations programs through the development of business alliances with key Governmental and Defense leaders.

Forged new relationships with international governments; point man for strategic alliance with the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense Security Assistance office, resulting in $5M worth of civil affairs programs. Overhauled lagging international programs valued at $14.5M; delivered a cost savings of $7M in the first 10 months.

Since 1991, he has served in a wide variety of command and staff assignments with duty in Germany, Bosnia, Mauritania, Philippines, Kuwait and the United States. He has also served seven operational combat tours and is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth.

LTC Greenblatt holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of South Florida and Masters Degree from National Defense University where he studied Iranian influence and its intentions to become a nuclear capable weapon state. Following graduation, LTC Greenblatt served in Kuwait as the CENTCOM Director of Host Nation Affairs. He was tasked with the principal engagement effort to synchronize bilateral engagement between the U.S. and the Kuwaiti ministerial government.

LTC Greenblatt was commissioned in Field Artillery and stationed at Ft. Sill through graduation from the Field Artillery Captains Career Course. He was next assigned to Hawaiis 25th Infantry Division, 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, from 2000-2005, serving in a variety of command and staff positions. He was twice deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom, serving as Sulaymaniya, Iraq Provincial Commander and later as liaison to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan central government and National Elections Officer.

Following a 2005 2006 an assignment in Broward County, Florida, he transitioned to USASOC to attend the Civil Affairs qualifications course. He then deployed to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, with the 96th Civil Affairs Battalion.

Following Command and General Staff College, he was assigned to 3-2 STRYKER Brigade Combat Team, Ft. Lewis, WA in 2009. He deployed from Ft. Lewis to Diyala Province Iraq where he served as Director of Civil Military Operations and provincial elections officer, in support of Iraqs 2010 National Elections. Upon redeployment from Iraq, he was selected to serve as Commander, C/97th Civil Affairs Battalion, Ft. Bragg. He then deployed to the Philippines in support of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOTF-P) in 2011. LTC Greenblatt next served as USASOC Education Group Operations Officer, in 2012.

LTC Greenblatt’s awards and decorations include two Bronze Stars, two Meritorious Service Medals, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action, Parachutist and Recruiting Badge. Married to Tammy Greenblatt (14 years) with two kids, Jordan (10) and Brooke (7) LTC Scott Greenblatt is a proud resident of Pinehurst, NC.

(LTC Greenblatt receives no compensation for making this keynote address.)


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