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. He has experience in providing support to the assessment and selection programs for the 75th Ranger Regiment, the 75th Ranger Reconnaissance Detachment, the Joint Special Operations Command, the Joint Special Operations Command Communications Unit, the Army Survival, Evasion, Resistance & Escape Instructor Course, the 160th Special Operation Aviation Regiment, the United States Marine Corps Special Operations Command, and more recently to the US Army Asymmetric Warfare Group. He has served on several national level panels on special applications of psychology in governmental organizations and has been a principal investigator in multiple government sponsored research and development projects focused on constructing a new generation of tools for enhancing human intelligence operations. Dr. Hazlett has published research on the impact of stress on human performance and cognition, the impact of stress on biological systems, and stress resilience. Dr. Hazlett's military experience includes tours of duty in the first Persian Gulf War and in Afghanistan, where he worked directly as a consultant to intelligence operations.
Special Psychological Applications Inc (SPA) has been teaming with K2 Solutions Inc for three years, supporting the Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) Assessment and Selection (A&S) program. SPA has supported K2 and MARSOC in various locations and throughout a consistently changing program. SPA has always provided the most professional and experienced Special Operation experienced psychologists a client could ask for. They have proven themselves to be flexible and mission oriented.
…Since 2003 the SPA team of psychologists and support staff have repeatedly assisted the Wexford Group in selecting the right people for demanding jobs. Using scientific principles, psychological testing, and a rigorous interview process, SPA has enabled Wexford to identify highly skilled and uniquely qualified people.
-Pete Arsenault, Wexford International