Dr. Gary R. Greenfield, President
Dr. Gary R. Greenfield is a retired Army Colonel and has been a licensed psychologist for over 28 years. His Army career began as an Infantry Officer in Vietnam. After serving in the Vietnam War, he studied psychology and mental health at Towson University and The Johns Hopkins University. As an Army Psychologist, he distinguished himself as a leader and innovator. While serving at William Beaumont Army Medical Center he created a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Community Psychology/Mental Health. Building on his Infantry background, Gary was then brought into the Special Operations Community serving as the Command Psychologist for the Army's premier Special Operations Unit.
Dr. Morgan Banks
Morgan Banks, Ph.D., is the Director of Operations for SPA. He is a psychologist and retired Colonel in the United States Army, and has worked alongside many of our distinguished personnel for decades. He recently retired from the Army after 37 years of service, with over 27 of those years as an Operational Psychologist. For much of that time he was assigned to US Army Special Operations organizations. Dr. Banks helped establish the Army’s Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Program and the psychological screening program for US Army Special Forces personnel. He commanded a medical company in a Mechanized Infantry Division, which culminated in providing care to Kurdish refugees returning to Iraq. Prior to his retirement Dr. Banks was the Army’s and US SOCOM’s senior psychologist, responsible for all operational psychology support to Army SOF.
Dr. Scott Middleton
Dr. Scott Middleton has been a clinical psychologist with the U.S. Army and numerous law enforcement agencies for the past 34 years. He received his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University and completed his post- doctoral internship in clinical psychology from the U.S. Army. He is also a trained and certified aeromedical psychologist. A retired U.S. Army LTC, he has served for the past 15 years in support of numerous military and governmental special, missions units. He has also served as the FBI HRT psychologist for the past 10 years. While serving with the U.S, Army Special Operations Command, he was responsible for the development and fielding of numerous 360 degree leader development surveys and coaching programs.
Dr. Gary Hazlett
Dr. Gary Hazlett has over 20 years of experience working as a psychologist with the U.S. Army, primarily with Special Forces and Special Operations command units. As an active duty psychologist he conducted assessment and selection of personnel, leadership development, intelligence acquisition, and human performance research services for other government and DoD agencies to include the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. Dr. Hazlett has conducted psychological assessments for the Special Forces candidacy program, components of the Adaptive Thinking/Leadership Development Program, and other SF leadership development programs.
Dr. Kirk Kennedy
Kirk Kennedy, Ph.D., has over 22 years of experience in post-doctoral psychological assessment, consultation, research, and training in various agencies within the federal government including the military as well as the CIA and the FBI. He has 14 years of experience in intelligence and law enforcement arenas consulting to operations and investigations. He has particular expertise in the areas of human intelligence source/asset targeting, assessment, development and vetting as well as detecting and preventing various types of insider threats. Also, he has 11 years of management experience and four years of overseas experience.
Dr. Jill Breitbach
Jill Breitbach is a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist who has been working with DoD for nearly 12 years. Jill holds a Master's degree Clinical Psychopharmacology, a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, and has completed a two year post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology (all degrees and fellowship are from APA accredited programs). She completed her residency at DDEAMC, Ft. Gordon, GA. She is among the few to have been prescribing in the DoD system, and has been doing so for four years. She has completed the US Army Aeromedical course and has been completing aeromedical evaluations for over 10 years.
Dr. Tim Strongin
Tim Strongin, PhD has been a clinical psychologist for 34 years and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is a retired US Air Force Colonel who established the Air Force Aviation Psychology program and is the Deputy Director of the Human Factors Division of the U.S. Air Force Safety Center. In addition to medical command, Tim has been involved in a wide range of selection and retention programs for the performance of special duties. He has also served as a consultant following dozens of military and civilian aircraft mishaps. Tim lives in New Mexico where he lives with his wife of 40 years, Barbara.
Dr. Andy Morgan
Dr. CA Morgan III (Andy) has been in clinical practice for the past 23 years. He is a member of the clinical faculty of medicine at Yale University & the National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Morgan has received grants and has published over 100 peer reviewed scientific papers on learning, stress, PTSD as well as selection and performance in Special Operations forces. For his work and contributions to the SOF community, Dr. Morgan was awarded the US Army Award for Patriotic Service in 2008; In 2010 Dr. Morgan was awarded the Sir Henry Welcome Medal and Prize for having developed specific interventions that buffer the negative impact of stress on human cognition, memory, learning and operational performance in SF soldiers.
Dr. Greg Laskow
Greg Laskow is currently a part-time faculty member of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) having retired from his full time position there in December 2010. Greg has been associated with the Center for Creative Leadership since March 2000. He has designed and delivered custom solutions for leadership development across a variety of public and private sector industries and organizations, some of which include government, military, financial, manufacturing, service, healthcare, telecommunications, transportation, and consumer products. Greg had a multi-year expatriate assignment in the Brussels office where he was responsible for all CCL's custom design and delivery for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions.
Dr. Phillip Atkinson
Dr. Phillip Atkinson is a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist with over 8 years of experience supporting Special Operations forces and other government agencies. Dr. Atkinson’s areas of expertise include assessment and selection for high-risk and sensitive occupations, leadership development and consultation, peak performance training development and oversight, resilience and trauma recovery, and cross-cultural assessment. Dr. Atkinson is an FBI Certified Crisis Negotiator, a Department of Defense Aeromedical Psychologist, and is Certified by the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency to support reintegration of isolated or captured personnel. During his service on Active Duty in the US Army, Dr. Atkinson served multiple combat tours in support of SOCOM operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, earning the Bronze Star and Defense Meritorious Service Medal for his contributions. Dr. Atkinson has been a SPA consultant since 2011, and he continues to serve in the US Army Reserves.
Dr. Fred Brown
Fred Brown, Jr., Ph.D. has been a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist associated with the Army for the past 30 years. He received his doctorate in counseling psychology from the Texas Tech University with internship at William Beaumont Army Medical Center and completed his post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Madigan Army Medical Center. A retired Army Colonel (23 years), he has served in various clinical and operational psychology assignments, including leadership positions as a medical center department chief and deputy chief of the US Army Special Operations Command Directorate of Psychological Applications.
Dr. Jay Earles
Jay Earles, PsyD, ABPP has been a psychologist for over 25 years. He retired from United States Army as a Colonel having served in various clinical and operational psychology assignments, including leadership positions as a medical center department chief, the Psychology Consultant to the U.S. Army Surgeon General. He is a trained Aeromedical Psychologist and served in US Special Operations Command leading the behavioral science support to psychological operations. He is a board certified clinical health psychologist and Past-President of the American Board of Clinical Health Psychology. He currently provides psychological consultation and clinical services for a variety of organizations.
Dr. Carla Long
Carla Long, Ph.D. has over two decades of experience consulting to and supporting elite military forces. She has extensive experience in assessment and selection of personnel. Dr. Long served as a psychologist in the United States Army, attaining the rank of Colonel. During her time on active duty, she worked primarily with Special Operations Forces. She deployed multiple times in support of combat operations and has supported several reintegration operations of isolated and captured personnel. After serving in a variety of assignments, she culminated her 26-year United States Army career as the Command Psychologist of United States Special Operations Command. Since military retirement, Dr. Long has provided specialized operational psychology consultation to the intelligence community and the Department of Defense. Dr. Long earned her PhD in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology. She holds psychologist licensure in Alabama and Florida.
Dr. Stephen H. Behnke
Dr. Stephen H. Behnke received an undergraduate degree from Princeton University in Classics, a JD degree from Yale Law School, a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School. In 1996, Dr. Behnke was made chief psychologist of the Day Hospital Unit at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, a position he held until 1998 when he was named a faculty fellow in Harvard University’s program in Ethics and the Professions. Dr. Behnke then directed a program in research integrity in the Division of Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School.