CDR Brandon M. Scott
CDR Scott was born in Memphis, Tennessee and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University in 1997.
Designated a Naval Aviator in April 2000, he reported to the Gladiators of VFA-106 at NAS Oceana, Virginia in May 2000 for fleet replacement training in the FA-18C Hornet. His first operational assignment was with the Sidewinders of VFA-86 in Beaufort, South Carolina and deployed aboard the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from September
2001 to March 2002. He deployed again aboard the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) in support of Operation
IRAQI FREEDOM from August 2003 to February 2004.
In June 2004 CDR Scott reported to the Flying Eagles of VFA-122 as an FA-18EF instructor pilot where he served as the Assistant Training Officer. During his tour at VFA-122, CDR Scott volunteered for an Individual Augmentee billet and deployed in 2006 with SEAL Team FIVE as their Forward Air
Controller and Air Officer to Ramadi, Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.
CDR Scott reported to the Ragin’ Bulls of VFA-37 in October 2008 as a Department Head and served as the Administrative Officer, Maintenance Officer and Operations Officer. During this tour, he completed one deployment onboard USS HARRY S. TRUMAN in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Once finished with his Department Head tour, CDR Scott reported to Joint Staff Hampton Roads and served as an Action Officer in the Close Air Support Branch of the Joint Fires Division. While serving at Joint Staff, CDR Scott earned an Executive Masters of Business Administration from the Naval Postgraduate School. Following his tour at Joint Staff, CDR Scott returned to flight duty with VFA-106, where he completed refresher training for the FA-18C Hornet before returning to the Ragin’ Bulls of
VFA-37 as Executive Officer in January 2014.
Commander Scott has accumulated over 2,500 flight hours and over 450 carrier arrested landings. His personal decorations include the Bronze Star with Combat “V”, the Individual Air Medal with Combat “V”, Strike/Flight Air Medal (six awards), the Navy Commendation Medal (two awards, one with Combat “V”), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), Battle “E” (two awards), and numerous other unit and campaign awards. He was also selected as the VFA-122 Instructor Pilot of the Year.