|Name (Last, First Middle)||Scott, David J.|
|Branch at time of event||USAF|
|Home Town||Randolph AFB|
|High School||Randolph High School|
|High School Activities||Football,Basketball,Track, NatlHonorSoc|
|Post High School||None|
|Academy Experiences||Football, Track|
|Academic Degree Major||BS EngrMech, USAFA ,1978
MS HumanResMgmt Valdosta St SOS(C)
|Active Duty Assignments||78:GradAsst&Instr PhysicalEd USAFA;80: PltTng
VanceAFB; 81: Stu LIFT&RTU Holloman AFB/Luke
AFB; 81: C Scheduling&Pgm
Standardization&EvalpnsTac&Imagery,36TFS Osan AB
SK;84: Chief/FltCmdr 26AS Clark AB PI; 87:
AsstCWgStandardization&Eval/FltCmdr 70TFS Moody
AFB;90:AOC CS-29 USAFA;92:StuAirCSC; 93: AsstOpnsO
526FS/BeddownLnO 401FW Ramstein AB GW; 94: OpnsO
555FSAviano AB IT; 95:OpnsO85T&ESq Eglin AFB; 96:
Cmdr 80TFS KunsanABSK;97:Stu AirWC;98:Dpty Div Chf
SACEUR,Mons, BE ; 99: Division Chief, ECJ5,
02:Chief AFHouse Liaison,US House of Reps Wash,
DC; 03: DeputyJ3,USFK Youngsan SK; 04: VDir,J3,
NORAD, Peterson AFB; 05:Wg Cmdr,EielsonAFB,Alaska;
Operation&Capability Requirements, Pentagon;
|Civilian Positions|| |
|Award Summary Information||Lieutenant Colonel David J. Scott, U.S. Air Force Academy Class of 1978, is the winner of the 1997, Jabara Award for Airmanship for sustained superior performance as a leader, squadron commander, operations officer, premier fighter tactician and F-16 instructor pilot from January 1, '.1995 through June 30, 1992 He was nominated by Pacific Air Forces.
As operations officer, 555th Fighter Squadron (FS), 31st Operations Group, 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano AB, Italy (USAFE); operations officer, 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron, 79th Test and Evaluation Group, 53rd Wing, Eglin AFB, FL. (ACC); and commander 80th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea, Colonel Scott distinguished himself as an outstanding tactician and leader in developing tactics to counter the rapidly improving fourth ¨generation threat aircraft and surface-to-air missiles while enhancing force effectiveness in the air-¨to-ground role.
As the operations officer of the 555th FS 'Triple Nickel', at the direction of the 16th Air Force commander Colonel Scott developed from scratch and implemented F-? 6 Ail borne Forward Air Controller upgrade training for the forces assigned to Aviano. In April 1995, he led a squadron deployment to Turkey for Exercise DISTANT THUNDER, briefing the Sixth Allied Tactical Air Force and Air South commanders on the capabilities of his force and then led the first large-force joint package during the exercise.
Colonel Scott's demonstrated expertise in leading joint coalition and combined strike packages came to the forefront in Operation DENY FLIGHT where he served as the mission commander for a multi-national; 35-aircraft strike package composed of USAF, USMC, USN, French, Spanish, Dutch and Turkish aircraft attacking the Pale Ammunition Storage Area near the capital city of the Bosnian Serbs. This mission demonstrated the first-ever use of GBU-12s dropped from F-16s using LANTIRN targeting pods, and resulted in his own two direct hits and complete mission success on all targets. Overall, Scott briefed, led, and debriefed over 60 DENY FLIGHT combat missions during his tour in the southern region.
After numerous other challenging and successful assignments dealing with aircraft and munitions capabilities and tactics, Scott assumed command of the world famous 80th Fighter Squadron, the 'JUVATs:'- As a member of the 8th Fighter Wing, the 'Wolf Back,' his dynamic leadership took the 80th FS through one of the heaviest inspection schedules with 'excellent' results. By his achievements in fighter warfare tactics development
|Involved Crew Members|| |
|Aeronautical Speciality Rating||Command Pilot|
|Notable Military and Civilian Decorations & Awards||LM(2),DSSM(3),AAM(2),DMSM,AM(4),AFAM,AAM(2)|