Board of Directors

Dr. carla long

COL, USA Retired

Carla Long, Ph.D. has over two decades of experience consulting for and supporting elite military forces.  Dr. Long served as a psychologist in the United States Army, attaining the rank of Colonel, and during her time on active duty, she worked primarily with Special Operations Forces. Dr. Long has extensive experience in assessment, selection of personnel, and has deployed multiple times in support of combat operations. After serving in a variety of assignments, she culminated her 26-year United States Army career as the Command Psychologist of United States Special Operations Command. Throughout her career, Dr. Long has been dedicated to educating leaders to best connect with their personnel, to form the optimal team, reduce stigma, and shore up individual resilience.  Dr. Long earned her PhD in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology and holds psychologist licensure in Alabama and Florida.  A military spouse of an Amry officer, she actively participates in family readiness programs and provides support to service members, their spouses and families.  Dr. Long is the owner of Carla D. Long, PhD, LLC and provides operational psychology consultation.