Scott Stanley

Scott Stanley A retired naval intelligence officer, Mr. Stanley is an adjunct instructor at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs where he teaches a rotation of online courses in National Security Intelligence.

A 1982 graduate of St. John's University, NY with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, Mr. Stanley was commissioned through Officer Candidate School in March 1983. He reported to USS TUSCALOOSA (LST 1187). From 1985-87, he served as Flag LT to Commander, Amphibious Group THREE and Commander, Naval Surface Group Long Beach.


He was selected for lateral designator transfer to Naval Intelligence in 1987 and reported to USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). He then graduated in 1992 from the Naval Postgraduate School with a Master of Arts degree in National Security Affairs (Russian Studies). Coincident with his graduate studies, he graduated from the Russian Basic Course at the Defense Language Institute.


Captain Stanley next reported to Commander-in-Chief, United States Naval Forces Europe where he served in a variety of assignments within the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence Directorate. During his tour, he deployed as Collection Manager to Joint Task Force PROVIDE PROMISE. His next assignment was to the Fleet Ocean Surveillance Information Facility (FOSIF) in Rota, Spain as Executive Officer. Captain Stanley next reported to the Joint Analysis Center, RAF Molesworth serving as Chief of Imagery Division. He was next assigned as CVIC (Carrier Intelligence Center) Officer onboard USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74).
Captain Stanley next served in the United States Defense Attaché Office (USDAO) Moscow from January 2002 to August 2003. Following his Attaché tour in Russia, Captain Stanley returned to the Joint Analysis Center as Director of Intelligence. He transferred to his final active duty assignment as Deputy Director of Intelligence U.S. Northern Command/NORAD in 2006, deploying mid-tour to Multi-National Force Iraq.


Captain Stanley's decorations earned while on active duty included the Defense Superior Service Medal (2 awards), Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and several unit and service awards. He earned designation as a Foreign Area Officer (FAO) for Europe/Eurasia.