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Dr. Kari Thyne

Dr. Kari Thyne

Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Joint Special Operations University

Dr. Kari Thyne served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years as an aircraft maintenance and munitions officer. Her experience includes command of a C-5 aircraft maintenance squadron at Dover, Delaware, as well as shop and flight line aircraft maintenance experience on C-130 and C-141 aircraft. She was also a conventional munitions maintenance flight commander and munitions accountable supply officer (MASO) for the Air Force’s largest conventional munitions stockpile. She served in the Pentagon on the Air Staff, the Joint Staff, and in the immediate office of the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. She worked in the RAND Corporation’s Washington office supporting Project AIR FORCE’s Strategy and Doctrine Program. Dr. Thyne regularly teaches ethics in JSOU courses. She taught biomedical ethics and formal logic at the Northern Virginia Community College-Annandale Campus and military ethics at the U.S. Air Force Academy. She holds a doctorate of liberal studies from Georgetown University, a master of arts in philosophy from The Ohio State University, a master of science in educational leadership from Troy State University, and a bachelor of science from the U.S. Air Force Academy.


  • We are extremely excited to convene the community at SOF Week 2024. This convention for U.S. and International SOF will include a diverse slate of programs, to include professional development sessions, interactive discussions about the future of SOF, and an up-close view of some of the best tech available to our warfighters. GSOF looks forward to working with USSOCOM to make SOF Week 2024 an impactful event.
    Stuart Bradin
    President and CEO, GSOF


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