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Colonel Jeff Goble, US Army, Ret.

Dynamic Speaker, Experienced Leader, Trusted Advisor
Colonel Jeff Goble is a retired US Army Special Forces Colonel with extensive experience leading large, diverse, multi-disciplinary enterprises to achieve excellence in the most challenging environments imaginable. He has an award-winning record of success in solving complex problems, improving organizational effectiveness, and providing strategic solutions in demanding, high-stress situations. A subject-matter expert in the application of design thinking to strategy and operations, and equally adept at educating graduate-level students or motivating company boardrooms, he continues to serve by providing keen insights and motivational methodologies for leading people in any organization or setting.
Colonel Goble spent most of his 34 year Army career in Special Forces – The Green Berets – serving in positions from Chief of Strategic Planning for a global military command, to Vice President of a professional university, to Deputy Command of a multi-national special operations task force in Afghanistan, and many other foreign and domestic assignments. Colonel Goble’s professional expertise is in strategy and strategic planning. Professionally educated in both operational art and Strategy, he helped pioneer the application of design thinking to military problem solving over the past 2 decades. As Director of Strategic Planning at United States Special Operations Command, he was primarily responsible for producing, updating, and assessing global counter-terrorism campaigns for the United States, as well as many other strategic efforts across the US military problem set over the past decade. Colonel Goble holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from Troy State University and two Masters of Military Arts and Sciences from the US Army School of Advanced Military Studies. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense and Army Meritorious Service Medals, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, the NATO Medal, and the French National Defense Medal. Colonel Goble is currently a Lead Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton, serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Tampa Bay Wave, and is an adjunct faculty member of the Canadian Forces College in Toronto, Ontario. He and his wife Linda have been married for 30 plus years. Natives of Buffalo, New York, they now reside in Tampa, Florida where they are enjoying their grandchildren and continue to serve.