Rear Admiral Scott Dillon is a native
of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1991, is a graduate of U.S. Naval Test Pilot School
Class 117, and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a Master of Science in Aeronautical
Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School.
After designation as a naval aviator
in 1994, he reported to Patrol Squadron (VP) 1 in Barbers Point, Hawaii. During this tour, he completed deployments as a P-3 Tactical
Coordinator and Mission Commander. Dillon’s follow-on assignment was to the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School/Naval Postgraduate
School Cooperative Program and subsequently to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX-20). He later deployed to Djibouti, Africa during Operating Enduring Freedom.
Dillon was selected as an Aerospace
Engineering Duty Officer (AEDO) in 2002 and served in a series of acquisition billets including P-3 Class Desk and Integrated
Product Team Lead at PMA-290 and MH-60R Team Lead at PMA-299. His acquisition tours also included assignment as the AEDO community detailer at Navy Personnel Command in Millington,
From May 2012 through March 2016,
Dillon served as program manager, Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft program office (PMA-290), responsible for all P-8A, P-3C, EP-3 and P-3 derivative programs. During his tenure, the program completed P-8A IOT&E, IOC, and Full Rate Production
He subsequently served tours as military assistant to the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics and as Vice Commander for Naval Air Systems Command. In July 2017,
Dillon assumed his current position as Commander, Naval Safety Center.
Dillon is authorized to wear the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), and other various personal, unit, and service awards.