Airborne Strategic Command, Control and Communications Program

The mission of the Airborne Strategic Command, Control and Communications Program Office (PMA-271) is to deliver and support survivable, reliable and endurable airborne command, control and communications for the president, secretary of defense and U.S. Strategic Command. The program's vision is to provide national security and deterrence through assured airborne strategic communications.

Navy Capt. Adam T. Scott

Capt. Adam T. Scott, U.S. Navy

Program Manager, Airborne Strategic Command, Control and Communications Program Office

Capt. Scott is an award-winning career Naval Aviator. His early career includes operational experience flying the Boeing E-6B Mercury aircraft. He served in all three VQ TACAMO (Take Charge and Move Out) squadrons. He was a mission commander evaluator, aircraft commander, and instructor pilot. He concluded his department head tour as the VQ-4 maintenance officer.

He’s been a part of many TACAMO firsts. He served as a member of the first E-6B Strategic Command Airborne Command Post crew and was the Task Group Commander for the unprecedented deployment of E-6B aircraft in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was awarded an Air Medal for strike flight operations. Post department head, he was selected as an Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer and became an acquisition professional.

He didn’t know it at the time, but his career in acquisition began with his graduation from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. He served in a variety of development flight test, engineering, and program management roles. He served twice with VX-20, testing new technology as an E-6B project officer and platform coordinator. Additional acquisition experience includes being the mission systems engineering lead on both the MQ-8B and MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned air vehicles, serving as deputy program manager for advanced tactical aircraft protection systems, and serving as deputy program manager for P-8A aircraft industrial capabilities.

Prior to reporting as the program manager for Airborne Strategic Command, Control, and Communications, he served as the Systems Acquisition Group military director and acting executive director. In this role he was the military lead for the rollout of the Reliability Control Board process across the Naval Aviation Enterprise.

Capt. Scott is a former VX-20 Test Pilot of the Year and Naval Air Warfare Center Commander’s Award winner. He was selected as a Secretary of Defense Executive Fellow, where he worked for the global pharmaceutical company Merck and learned from executive leaders in companies such as Boeing, Raytheon, Amazon, Alaska Airlines, and Deutsche Bank.

Capt. Scott is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree with merit in (Control) Systems Engineering. He earned a Master of Arts from Liberty University and completed executive education at both the University of Virginia and University of North Carolina business schools and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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