Scott Van Sant

Strategic Engagement Division

Chief, SSA Data Sharing Branch

Mr. Van Sant has served the United States Air Force in a uniformed capacity and more recently as a civilian for almost 30 years. Currently assigned to the newly established United States Space Command and stationed in Bellevue Nebraska at Offutt Air Force Base.

He served 20-years in the United States Air Force in various capacities from a Missile Combat Crew Commander at Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota to an Undergraduate Space and Missile Instructor at Vandenberg AFB, California to a Flight Commander in the 2nd Space Launch Squadron.  Scotty culminated his career at USSTRATCOM where he had been the Operationally Responsive Space Project Officer, a liaison to NASA’s Manned Spaceflight Support Office following the Columbia tragedy and lastly an Executive Officer supporting the Global Strike – Director of Operations.

Since 2011, his team at USSTRATCOM, now USSPACECOM has successfully negotiated SSA data sharing agreements with Israel, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Brazil, Netherlands, Thailand, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Finland, Chile, and Luxembourg.  

In his spare time, he enjoys the occasional fermented beverage and plays as much golf as he can in the short Nebraska summers.

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