Secretary's Center for Strategic Partnerships (SCSP)
Major Keith Griefer, Senior Air Force Legislative Fellow
Major Keith Griefer is an Air Force Legislative Fellow selected to serve with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary’s Center for Strategic Partnerships. As a Fellow, his role is to gain an overall organizational prospective and education about the VA while providing his unique expertise on Veterans’ interactions and perceptions of VA partners, policies and initiatives. Following this six-month assignment, Major Griefer will be assigned as a Department of Defense Congressional Legislative Fellow with the 116th Congress. While on Capitol Hill, he is attending the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University to be awarded a Graduate Certificate in Legislative Studies.
He formerly served as Director of Operations for Special Technical Operations at Special Operations Command Central, under United States Special Operations Command MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. He advised the Commander in the employment of Special Access Programs and technology in the Central Command area of operations. Major Griefer was also responsible for the command, control and execution of air and space power in direct support of ground Special Forces.
Major Griefer also provided direct support to United States Special Operations Command combat maneuver units, as part of a coalition, joint, or interagency task force to provide subject matter expertise. His proficiency involved planning, managing, command and control with terminal execution of air, space, and cyber operations. He engaged enemy forces utilizing advanced technologies and weapon systems to direct lethal and non-lethal fires and effects near friendly forces as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller.
Major Griefer is a master parachutist in both military free fall and static line jumping with multiple test jumps at the US Army Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina. He has been awarded U.S. Marine Corps gold jump wings along with five international partner force parachutist badges.
He received a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics and a Master of Science in Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle University, Daytona Beach, Florida, and a Graduate Certificate in Information Systems and Operations from the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, California.