Deputy Chief of Staff Operations and Intelligence
Maj. Gen Scott A.
Kindsvater is the Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations and Intelligence
Directorate, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Casteau, Belgium. He is
responsible for ensuring Allied Command Operations Conventional and Nuclear
Forces are ready to carry out collective defense for the NATO Alliance. He
supervises and directs SHAPE’s Comprehensive Crisis and Management Centre as
well as SHAPE’s J2, J3 and J9 divisions.
General Kindsvater entered the Air
Force in 1989 as a graduate of the Air Force Academy. He has flown more than
3,600 hours in the F-15E, over 600 of which are combat hour over Iraq and
Afghanistan. A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, General
Kindsvater also instructed at the Air Force Weapons School, Nellis Air Force
Base, Nevada. General Kindsvater has commanded at multiple levels of the U.S.
Air Force including the 336th Fighter Squadron, 336th
Expeditionary Fighter Squadron three times, was Commandant of the USAF Weapons
School, and commanded the 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing and 82nd
Training Wing. Prior to this assignment
he was the Deputy Commander, Operations and Intelligence, Combined Joint Task
Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, U.S. Central Command; Director, Joint Air Component
Coordination Element; and Commander, 9th Air Expeditionary Task
Force-Levant, Air Component Command, Southwest Asia. Gen Kindsvater attended
the Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He has held various staff
assignments to include 9th Air Force, U.S. Air Force Central
Command, USAF Headquarters, Office of the Defense Representative-Pakistan, the
Joint Staff, and Military Fellow to the U.S. Senator Pat Roberts.
Current as of 7 July 2017