In May of 2004, Commander Scott joined the “Jolly Rogers” of VF-103 where he completed their last Tomcat deployment onboard the USS JOHN F. KENNEDY in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. The squadron subsequently transitioned to the F/A-18F Super Hornet, and he completed another deployment with the now re-designated VFA-103 in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.
Commander Scott was selected to attend the prestigious Navy Fighter Weapons School and, upon graduation in September of 2007, stayed on as a TOPGUN Instructor at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center at NAS Fallon, Nevada. While there he flew all variants of the F/A-18 as well as the F-16A/B Fighting Falcon and served as the AIM-120 Subject Matter Expert and TOPGUN Training Officer.
In August of 2010, Commander Scott returned to Virginia Beach for his Department Head tour with VFA-31. As a member of the “Tomcatters” flying F/A-18E aircraft, he completed another deployment in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and NEW DAWN. In November of 2013, he reported to Naval Special Warfare Development Group stationed at NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex, Virginia. While serving as the Deputy Fleet Liaison Officer, he deployed with a Joint Task Force in support of an Overseas Contingency Operation.
In March of 2015 he checked in to the VFA-106 “Gladiators” for refresher training in the F/A-18C Hornet and reported aboard the VFA-83 “Rampagers” as Executive Officer in February of 2016. He assumed command of the squadron in May of 2017.
Commander Scott’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, six Strike Flight Air Medals, one Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Navy Commendation Medals and various individual, campaign, and unit awards. Commander Scott has accumulated over 2,900 total flight hours, 625 combat flight hours, and 675 arrested landings in naval aircraft during his career.