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 VP-1 in Barbers Point, Hawaii. During this tour, he completed WESTPAC 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 Two Zero (VX-20).
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 an Individual
Augmentee in Djibouti, Africa and 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
Following his tour as PMA-290, Dillon
served at Naval Air Systems Command as Director of Integration and Interoperability, and then at the Office of the Secretary of
Defense as military assistant to the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. In January 2017,
Dillon reported as Vice Commander for Naval Air Systems Command.
Dillon has assumed duties as Commander, Naval Safety Center.