2023 marks the 30th anniversary of the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program (SPP). Established following the breakup of the Soviet Union, the SPP pairs National Guards from every U.S. state and territory to increase security and advance U.S. interests with partner countries abroad. As a key U.S. security cooperation tool, SPP has 88 partnerships with 100 nations around the globe which conduct military-to-military engagements in support of U.S. foreign policy goals and to build international partnerships. Please join us for a one-on-one discussion with Colonel Scott Humphrey, as we explore highlights from SPP programs, current activities, and what lies ahead.
Colonel Scott C. Humphrey, U.S. Air Force, NGB J53, Chief, International Affairs Division. Col. Humphrey enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1988 and has served as a Survival School (SERE) Instructor and a variety of positions with the Washington Air National Guard, including the 105th Air Control Squadron and the Western Air Defense Sector; founding member of the 262nd Information Warfare Aggressor Squadron; Operations Officer and Deputy Commander, and Commander for the 10th Civil Support Team Weapons of Mass Destruction; Deputy Joint Chief of Staff and State Partnership Senior Project Officer (Malaysia); Washington Air National Guard, Director of Staff for the Washington Air National Guard; and Commander, 225th Air Defense Group, Washington Air National Guard, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Prior to assuming his current position, Col. Humphrey served as the Commander, Western Air Defense Sector, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.