CAPT Art “JFK” Glynn assumed duties as the Navy Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer (NEPLO) to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) in December 2011. CAPT Art “JFK” Glynn is a native of Portland, Ore. He graduated from Oregon State University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and International Business. He reported to Aviation Officer Candidate School in December 1985 and was commissioned an Ensign in April 1986. He was designated a Naval Aviator in August 1988.
CAPT Glynn’s first assignment was to Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1, flying the CH-53E Super Sea Stallion. During this tour he deployed to the Persian Gulf for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. In June 1992, he was assigned to the USS Coronado, COMTHIRDFLT Flag Ship as Aircraft Handling Officer and Asst. Safety Officer. He was then assigned to Commander, Naval Air Pacific as Asst. Force Air Operations Officer where he concurrently earned a Master’s of Science degree in Business Administration, International Business.
Subsequent to his release from active duty in April 1995, CAPT Glynn joined NR COMNAVAIRPAC 1094 where he served in numerous Department Head positions including a recall to active duty as COMNAVAIRPAC Force Carrier Operations Officer.
After his tour with COMNAVAIRPAC 1094, CAPT Glynn was selected for command of NR NAVAIRWINGSPAC 1094 in October 2000; then to NR COMTHIRDFLT JFACC 1094 where he was recalled to active duty supporting COMTHIRDFLT’s Joint Maritime Operations Center (JMOC), subsequently being selected as JMOC Director. Next, he was selected as Commanding Officer, NR COMTHIRDFLT Headquarters in October 2005 followed by his assignment as the Navy Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer (NEPLO) for FEMA Region VIII and then as the only Service EPLO assigned to NORAD and USNORTHCOM.
In his civilian career, CAPT Glynn has been a President/CEO, entrepreneur and consultant. He now consults for Booz, Allen Hamilton in Colorado Springs, Co. in support of the NORAD and USNORTHCOM Interagency and S&T Directorates.
His decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (three awards) and Navy Achievement Medal (two awards) and other service and unit awards.
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