COLONEL SCOTT A. MEYER
Colonel Scott A. Meyer is Commander of the 446th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. He ensures the readiness of more than 1,800 Traditional Reservists, Air Reserve Technicians, and civilians to support worldwide airlift and airdrop operations. The 446th Airlift Wing flies and supports the C-17 Globemaster III weapon system. Partnering with active-duty, Guard and civilian agencies, the 446th Airlift Wing provides airlift support to Operation Deep Freeze, the National Science Foundation’s U.S. Antarctic Program.
Col. Meyer received his commission through Officer Training School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., after attending Virginia Polytechnic Institute and The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va. Following undergraduate pilot training at Vance AFB, Okla., he served on active duty as an aircraft commander with the 384th Air Refueling Squadron, McConnell AFB, Kansas. After five years of active service, he joined the Air Force Reserve and transitioned to the 18th Air Refueling Squadron at McConnell AFB. Col. Meyer served in a variety of positions at the squadron, wing and higher headquarters, where he served as a KC-46 Training and Tactics Functional Area Manager. Col. Meyer also helped to stand up an Air Force Reserve KC-135 squadron at Beale AFB, Calif.
Prior to his current position, Col. Meyer served as Commander of the 349th Operations Group, Travis AFB, Calif., where he helped provide strategic airlift, air refueling, aeromedical evacuation and air mobility operations to Combatant Commanders around the world.
1998 Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Va.
2000 Master of Business Administration, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va.
2005 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2005 Air Force Chinese Language Immersion, Beijing, China
2008 Advanced Instrument School, Oklahoma City, Okla.
2011 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2013 Reserve Component National Security Course, Washington, D.C.
2015 Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, University of Maryland – University College, Adelphi, Md.
2016 Combat Aircrew Tactics Studies \ Mobility Electronic Combat Officer Course, St Joseph Air National Guard Base, Mo.
2018 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2021 Safety Board Presidents Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2021 Director of Mobility Forces, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
2021 Joint and Combined Warfighting School – Hybrid, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
1. May 2001 - October 2002, Student, joint undergraduate pilot training, Vance Air Force Base, Okla.
2. October 2002 - February 2003, Student, initial KC-135 training, Altus AFB, Okla.
3. February 2003 - July 2006, KC-135R/T Aircraft Commander and Chief of Scheduling, 384th Air Refueling Squadron, McConnell AFB, Kansas
4. July 2006 - August 2013, KC-135R/T Instructor Pilot and Flight Commander, 18th Air Refueling Squadron, McConnell AFB, Kansas
5. August 2013 - August 2015, Executive Office and Instructor Pilot, 336th Air Refueling Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif.
6. August 2015 - May 2016, Chief of Group Training, 452nd Operations Support Squadron, March ARB, Calif.
7. May 2016 - June 2018, Operations Officer, Chief of Standardization/Evaluation, and KC-135R Evaluator Pilot, 314th Air Refueling Squadron, Beale AFB, Calif.
8. June 2018 - February 2020, KC-46 Training and Tactics Functional Area Manager and KC-135 Evaluator Pilot, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga.
9. February 2020 – October 2022, Commander, 349th Operations Group, Travis AFB, Calif.
10. October 2022 – Present, Commander, 446th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. January 2022 – July 2022, Operations Chief, U.S. Central Command Deployment Distribution Operations Center, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 4,800 including more than 1,750 combat hours
Aircraft flown: KC-135R/T; KC-10; C-17; and C-5
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with silver cluster and four oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Unit Award with silver cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with valor device and silver cluster
Combat Readiness Medal with three oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two service stars
Iraq Campaign Medal with three service stars
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal with service star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border, one silver cluster and four oak clusters
Air Force Longevity Service Award with silver cluster
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with hourglass device and two “M” devices
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 5, 2001
First Lieutenant May 5, 2003
Captain May 5, 2005
Major May 24, 2010
Lieutenant Colonel September 30, 2016
Colonel April 15, 2021
(Current as of October 2022)