Capt. 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 Patrol Squadron (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 (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 Tomahawk Weapons Systems Program Office (PMA-290) and MH-60R Team Lead at H-60 Helicopters Program Office (PMA-299). His acquisition tours also included assignments as an Individual Augmentee in Djibouti, Africa and as the AEDO community detailer at Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tennessee.
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 milestones.
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 assumed his current position as Vice Commander for Naval Air Systems Command.