Capt. Scott D. Porter assumed his position as program manager for the Advanced Tactical Aircraft Protection Systems Program Office (PMA-272) in October 2012.
A native of Livermore, Calif., Porter graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in May 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. Upon completion of flight training and designation as a Naval Flight Officer in 1991, he reported to Fighter Squadron (VF) 124 for initial training in the F-14 Tomcat.
In January 1992, Porter embarked on his initial fleet tour with the Fighter Squadron (VF) 211 Fighting Checkmates, located at Naval Air Station Miramar, Calif., in January 1992. While there, he deployed aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch.
In February 1995, he reported to the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif., and earned a Master of Science degree in Astronautical Engineering in December 1997. During his tour at NPS, Porter was selected as a Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group (SSG) associate fellow for SSG XV (1996-1997). His six-month tasking was to create innovative operational concepts for naval operations in 2025 and beyond.
In January 1998, Porter was assigned to the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). There, he deployed to the Arabian Gulf serving as the air warfare officer and a tactical action officer.
Porter began his initial assignment to the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Patuxent River, Md., in January 2000. During his tour at NAVAIR, he served in the F-14 Program Office (PMA-241) as the F-14 deputy class desk officer and as the F-14D Integrated Product Team (IPT) lead. In December 2000, Porter was designated an aerospace engineering duty officer.
In July 2002, Porter joined the Joint Strike Fighter program as the Autonomic Logistics Modeling, Simulation and Analysis IPT lead in Arlington, Va. He returned to NAVAIR in January 2005 as the Director of Engineering (Class Desk) for the Air-to-Air Missiles Program Office (PMA-259). In May 2008, he assumed responsibilities as the Level 1 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye deputy IPT lead for the Hawkeye, Advanced Hawkeye and Greyhound Program Office (PMA-231) during Milestone C transition from System Development and Demonstration phase into the Production and Deployment phase.
Porter served as the Program Executive Office for Tactical Aircraft Programs (PEO(T)) chief of staff from the January 2010 to March 2011.
Before his assignment as PMA-272 program manager, Porter was the Naval Air Systems Command liaison to the Program Executive Officer for Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO(IWS)).
Porter’s decorations include the Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Strike Flight Air Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2).