Reynolds named director of 448th CSW
By 2nd Lt Heather I.L. Boytim, Tinker Air Force Base Public Affairs
/ Published August 16, 2007
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE --
Scott Reynolds, a member of the Senior Executive Service, embraced his continuing journey in the Air Force having recently assumed the position of director for the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center's 448th Combat Sustainment Wing.
Having a father who served as a pilot and logistician in the Air Force, Mr. Reynolds said his goal was, and still is, to offer the Air Force his very best, just as his father did.
"My dad instilled in me the pride and satisfaction of federal service," said Mr. Reynolds. "He had a deep passion for the Air Force and he loved his work."
After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in managerial economics from the University of California-Davis, Mr. Reynolds said he wanted to get some work experience before pursuing a master's degree. He said he discovered what was available at McClellan Air Force Base, Calif., where he began his 26-year path as an A-10 avionics equipment specialist.
After spending more than 23 years at various Air Force instillations such as Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. and the centers at McClellan AFB, and Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Mr. Reynolds served almost three years as deputy director of Maintenance and Logistics, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va.
Mr. Reynolds said he was working the same logistical issues within Air Force Materiel Command as he was in ACC. He said the Air Force has been successful over the last 10 to 15 years in streamlining the logistics chain with transformational changes such as the Global Logistics Support Center, the new Expeditionary Combat Support System and Aircraft Availability Improvement Plans.
"Since McClellan and Hill Air Force Bases have, or in the case of McClellan, had similar missions and similar challenges, I've had the opportunity to see different solution sets derived by different leaders at those organizations," said Mr. Reynolds.
Mr. Reynolds said along with his experience in AFMC, his experience at ACC will help him bring a strong customer perspective.
"As a civilian, we don't get too many opportunities to go to the operational commands," said Mr. Reynolds. "So, when I had that opportunity, I jumped on it and was very excited."
Mr. Reynolds said he feels fortunate to have the opportunity to serve as the 448th CSW director. He said he understands the position will be challenging, but believes the approximate 1,800 outstanding people working beside him will help with that challenge.
"This organization has a strong reputation throughout the Air Force, the Department of Defense and the foreign military community," said Mr. Reynolds. "Our people have the skills to exceed our customer's expectations."
"I need to help move the initiatives forward, keep us focused on improvements to our processes and invest in our people with training, education and broadening."
Mr. Reynolds said he and his family have received a warm, friendly welcome from the surrounding community and they feel privileged to be here at Tinker.