Collin P. Green

Vice Admiral (Ret), United States Navy

Vice Admiral Collin Green culminated his military career in 2024, serving as the Deputy Commander of the 70,000 person US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).

Over his 38-year career as a Navy SEAL, Collin has developed and led high performing organizations from a Special Operations Task Force in Iraq, Commander of all Special Operations in Central and South America to Commander of the 10,000-strong Naval Special Warfare Command. He is a recognized leader in special operations, strategic planning, and leadership. He has experience in developing organizational culture; leading through crises; and driving transformation through innovation and resourcing. He is an inspiring and proven communicator whose authentic and straightforward delivery resonates regardless of the forum.

Green’s additional assignments included serving as naval special warfare officer, Navy Operations and Plans Branch in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations; naval special warfare officer, U.S Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet; U.S. Central Command branch chief, directorate for U.S. Special Operations, Joint Staff; director of operations, NATO Special Operations Component Command/Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan; executive officer, Supreme Allied Commander Europe/Commander, U.S. European Command, and as chief of staff, US Special Operations Command.

Vice Admiral Green’s operational assignments also include the first Gulf War, and multiple leadership roles in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and the Pacific.

He earned a BS in Political Science from the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, an MA in International Relations from Catholic University, and a MA in National Security and Strategic Studies with Distinction from the US Naval War College.

Collin and his wife, Alyssa, have been married for 36 years and are grateful for their service to this nation. They raised four children around the world and are the proud grandparents of three.

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