Colonel John C. Scott


Col. John C. Scott is the Vice Commander, 150th Special Operations Wing, New Mexico Air National Guard, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. Previously he was the Commander of the 150th Maintenance Group. There he commanded 219 officer, enlisted, and civilian personnel in three subordinate units.  As the commander of the 150 MXG Scott and his team provided aircraft maintenance capability in a Classic Association providing programmed flying training for special operations aircrews in four different platforms to include the only CV-22 aircrew training unit in the ANG. In his previous assignment as Mission Support Group Commander, Scott led the ANG response to the COVID-19 pandemic while serving as the Director of the NMANG Emergency Operations Center. While assigned as Director of Staff-Air, he was the principal advisor to The Adjutant General and the Assistant Adjutant General on all ANG matters and served as the subject matter expert for all personnel and staffing matters for the NMANG.  He has also served as the Congressional Action Contact Officer for the NMNG, building key relationships with members of the New Mexico Congressional Delegation.  

Colonel Scott enlisted in the NMANG on Feb. 12, 1991. He served as an enlisted member in the Jet Engine Shop for more than nine years before earning a commission in July of 2000. As an officer, Scott has served in numerous roles including becoming fully qualified as a Logistics Readiness Officer, Aircraft Maintenance Officer and Plans & Programs Officer. As an officer he was called to duty for Operation Noble Eagle and has served as the Senior Maintenance Officer for numerous large scale exercises, a show of force deployment to Kunsan Air Base, Korea in 2006 and ultimately for a combat deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom at Balad AB, Iraq in 2007. Scott was instrumental in the stand-up of the Total Force Integration between the NMANG and 58th SOW. He has more than ten years of command experience at the Flight, Squadron, and Group levels and has completed Headquarters Staff Tours at both the state and National Guard Bureau levels.
1998       Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of New Mexico
2000       ANG Academy of Military Science, McGhee-Tyson AB, Tennessee 
2001       USAF Supply Operations Officer Course, Lackland AFB, Texas 
2002       USAF Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas
2008       USAF Squadron Officer School by Correspondence
2012       Squadron Commanders Course, Andrews AFB, Maryland
2012       Master of Arts in Administrative Leadership, University of Oklahoma
2014       USAF Air Command and Staff College by Correspondence
2020       USAF Air War College by Correspondence
2022       Commander’s Professional Development Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  1.  May 2000 – June 2000, Academy of Military Science, Lackland AFB Base, TX
  2.  June 2000 – August 2002, Supply Officer, Kirtland AFB, NM
  3.  August 2002 – June 2006, Aircraft Maintenance Officer, Kirtland, AFB, NM
  4.  June 2006 – December 2008, Commander 150th Maintenance Ops Flight, Kirtland AFB, NM
  5.  December 2008 – August 2013, Commander 150th Maintenance Squadron, Kirtland AFB, NM
  6.  August 2013 – August 2014, Operational Execution Working Group NGB/A3, Andrews AFB, MD
  7.  August 2014 – March 2015, Commander 150th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Kirtland AFB, NM
  8.  March 2015 – February 2016, Commander 150th Maintenance Squadron, Kirtland AFB, NM
  9.  February 2016 – September 2016, Deputy Commander 150th Maintenance Group, Kirtland AFB, NM
  10.  September 2016 – June 2019, NMANG Director of Staff, Joint Forces Headquarters, Santa Fe, NM
  11.  July 2019 – May 2020, Commander, 150th Mission Support Group, Kirtland AFB, NM
  12.  June 2020 – August 2021, Commander, 150th Maintenance Group
  13.  August 2021 -- Present, Vice Commander, 150th Special Operations Wing, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal 
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with star device
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border and one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Longevity Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with one “M” Device and hour glass


National Guard Association of New Mexico 
National Guard Association of the United States
Leadership New Mexico
American Legion Post 13


Second Lieutenant June 30, 2000
First Lieutenant June 30, 2002
Captain November 2, 2004
Major February 12, 2009
Lieutenant Colonel December 24, 2014
Colonel June 1, 2021

(Current as of August 2021)