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Lieutenant General (Ret.) Kenneth Tovo

Lieutenant General (Ret.) Kenneth Tovo

Chairman, Green Beret Foundation

Ken Tovo is a recognized leader in special operations, strategic planning, and leadership.  He is the president of DOL Enterprises, Inc, a consulting firm providing services primarily in the defense and technology sectors.  

Over the course of his 35-year career, much of it as a Green Beret, Ken developed and led high performing organizations at varying levels, from a 12-man Special Forces ‘A-team’ to the 34,000- strong Army Special Operations Command.  

Other key assignments include Deputy Commander, USSOUTHCOM; Commanding General, NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan; and Commanding General, Special Operations Command – Central.  His operational assignments include the first Gulf War; refugee relief operations in Turkey and Northern Iraq; noncombatant evacuation operations in Sierra Leone; peacekeeping operations in Bosnia on two occasions; five tours in Iraq; and one tour in Afghanistan.  

He has significant experience in developing organizational culture; managing change and incorporating new ideas and technology; and strategic planning and resourcing.  

In addition to his consulting work, Ken currently serves on the board of several companies and is the chairman of the Green Beret Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting current and former US Army Green Berets and their families.  

Ken was a distinguished graduate from the US Military Academy at West Point and earned a BS in Aerospace Engineering. He holds a MS in Advanced Military Studies from the US Army Command & General Staff College and a MS in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.  

Ken and his wife of 38 years, Suzanne, live in Pinehurst, NC. 


  • 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.
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    President and CEO, GSOF


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