JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD Lieutenant Colonel Jason Scott took command of the 361st Recruiting Squadron, at a change of command ceremony on JBLM McChord Field June 26.
Scott assumed command of the squadron from outgoing commander Lt. Col. Mitchell Dixon while Col. Frederick Williams, 372nd Recruiting Group commander, presided.
It was Jasons passion to serve that resonated most with me, Williams said. I think we chose the right guy to replace an exceptional guy.
Scott comes to McChord from Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., where he served as the 12th Flying Training Wings chief of safety. Rated as a master navigator, Scott has more than 1,700 flight hours on five different models of Air Force aircraft, which include the KC-135 Stratotanker and RC-135U Combat Sent aircraft.
Scott joined the Air Force in 1996 as a graduate of the Air Force ROTC program at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Texas State University, a masters in military operational arts and sciences degree from Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
Jason is a very humble leader, an exceptional officer, and an incredible husband and father, Williams said. He will be very successful and Im confident that he will do very well in this command.
Scott has served in numerous leadership positions worldwide in his 18 years of service, including in Afghanistan and at the Pentagon.
His achievement medals include: the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, a Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, an Aerial Achievement Medal, an Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster and an Air Force Achievement Medal.
This is an honor and a privilege I dont take lightly, Scott said. There is no place Id rather be than right here right now with you. I look forward to working with this team to recruit the next generation of Airmen.