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Dr. Jerry Collins

Dr. Jerry Collins

Vice President Academic Affairs, NATO Special Operations University
Dr. Collins served on active military duty from 1971 to 1994 as an intelligence analyst, instructor, curriculum developer and academic administrator.  Upon his military retirement in 1994, he began working at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, FL as an academic advisor and continuing over a 16 year span advancing to Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Academic Department Chair for the Leadership Studies discipline.  He then assumed the position of Associate Vice President at Florida State College (Jacksonville, FL) from 2012 to 2016.  Prior to assuming his current position in Belgium, he served as the Chief of Evaluation and Analysis (2016-2019) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Homeland Security in Brunswick, GA.  Jerry possesses a B.S. in Liberal Studies, an M.A. in International Relations, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction/Higher Education Administration.  He currently enjoys living in Belgium with his wife Theresa and one grandchild.

  • 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


Co-sponsorship of this event does not imply endorsement of GSOF, its services, or products by the United States Government, the Department of Defense, or U.S. Special Operations Command.