|BRIGADIER GENERAL SCOTT L. DENNIS|
Brig. Gen. Scott L. Dennis is the Commander, 451st Air Expeditionary Wing and Kandahar Airfield (NATO), Kandahar, Afghanistan. He commands a composite wing that includes air mobility; aero-medical evacuations; close air support; combat search and rescue; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and electronic attack assets in support of the International Security Assistance Force and Operation Enduring Freedom. He is also responsible to the Commander, ISAF, for the operational efficiency and readiness of Kandahar Airfield. General Dennis acts as Senior Airfield Authority and a task force commander-equivalent in defense of the airfield and the surrounding ground defense area, exercising centralized coordination of airfield operations, logistics, NATO assets, and real estate management while leading all force protection actions in defense of nearly 26,000 assigned and attached personnel.
General Dennis was commissioned through Officer Training School in 1985 after graduating from Michigan Technological University. He has held various operational F-16 flying positions and served as a USAF Fighter Weapons School instructor pilot. He commanded the 14th Fighter Squadron at Misawa Air Base, Japan, including combat deployments in support of Operations Northern Watch, Southern Watch and Iraqi Freedom. He also commanded the 332nd Expeditionary Operations Group at Balad Air Base, Iraq, and the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The general has served on the Joint Staff and as Director of Air Operations in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
General Dennis is a command pilot with more than 3,800 hours in the F-16, including more than 600 hours of combat time.
1984 Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Michigan Technological University
1992 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1992 USAF Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, Nellis AFB, Nev.
1995 Master's degree in aviation studies, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
1998 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2004 Master's degree in strategic studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1. January 1986 - December 1986, student, undergraduate pilot training, Reese AFB, Texas
2. April 1987 - October 1987, student, F-16 Replacement Training Unit, MacDill AFB, Fla.
3. November 1987 - July 1990, F-16 pilot, 70th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Moody AFB, Ga.
4. July 1990 - December 1991, F-16 instructor pilot, 312th Tactical Training Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
5. January 1992 - June 1992, student, USAF Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, Nellis AFB, Nev.
6. July 1992 - June 1993, weapons and tactics officer and instructor pilot, 311th Tactical Training Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
7. June 1993 - July 1997, F-16 instructor pilot, flight commander and assistant operations officer, USAF Fighter Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
8. August 1997 - May 1998, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
9. June 1998 - June 2000, Director of Weapons and Tactics, 7th Air Force, Osan AB, South Korea
10. June 2000 - June 2001, operations officer, 13th Fighter Squadron, Misawa AB, Japan
11. July 2001 - June 2003, Commander, 14th Fighter Squadron, Misawa AB, Japan
12. July 2003 - June 2004, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
13. July 2004 - June 2005, politico-military planner for Latin America, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J5), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
14. July 2005 - June 2006, Chief, Caribbean, Central and South America Division, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J5), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
15. June 2006 - June 2007, Commander, 332nd Expeditionary Operations Group, Balad AB, Iraq
16. July 2007 - July 2009, Commander, 388th Fighter Wing, Hill AFB, Utah
17. July 2009 - June 2010, Director of Air Operations, Directorate of Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
18. June 2010 - November 2011, Vice Commander, 7th Air Force, Air Forces Korea, and Chief of Staff, Air Component Command, Osan AB, South Korea
19. November 2011 - present, Commander, Kandahar Airfield (NATO), Kandahar, Afghanistan.
20. January 2012 - present, Commander, 451st Air Expeditionary Wing, Kandahar, Afghanistan.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 2004 - June 2005, politico-military planner for Latin America, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J5), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a lieutenant colonel
2. July 2005 - June 2006, Chief, Caribbean, Central and South America Division, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J5), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a lieutenant colonel and colonel
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 3,800
Aircraft flown: F-16
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with silver and bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Combat Action Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with "V" device
Combat Readiness Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korea Defense Service Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Dec. 17, 1985
First Lieutenant Dec. 17, 1987
Captain Dec. 17, 1989
Major Sept. 1, 1997
Lieutenant Colonel May 1, 2000
Colonel Feb. 1, 2006
Brigadier General Nov. 12, 2010
(Current as of January 2012)