Mr. Scott Vincent is the Director of the 88th Civil Engineer Group at Wright Patterson AFB, OH. Mr. Vincent was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended Lee’s Summit High School. After graduating from high school, Mr. Vincent enlisted in the United States Air Force. He was assigned to Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado as a communications technician after technical training. During his tenure there, he deployed twice to support Joint Task Force Bravo at Palmerola Air Base, Honduras. Mr. Vincent was honorably discharged in 1988. Upon separation, he worked in Colorado and ultimately returned to his native Missouri. He began attending community college and working locally. He transferred to the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology where he graduated with high honors and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering.
Upon graduation from college, he applied for a position with the USAF. He was selected for the AF intern program and subsequently assigned to Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. Mr. Vincent worked at Elmendorf as an environmental engineer from March 1996 – February 1998. His next assignment took him to the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence Western Regional Environmental Office in San Francisco, California. He served as a regional environmental manager specializing in air quality and assisting Department of Defense installations in the Western United States. Mr. Vincent left California in October 1999 to take a position at the 50th Civil Engineer Squadron located at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. He served as an environmental program manager for three years before being selected as the new Chief of Maintenance Engineering at Schriever in December 2002. During his tenure, he developed a robust long-range infrastructure improvement program and guided the technical side of several large service contract acquisitions. In November 2006, Mr. Vincent arrived to take the Chief of Engineering position in the 435th Civil Engineering Squadron located at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. In August 2009, he became the Deputy Base Civil Engineer at Eielson AFB, Alaska. As the senior civilian on the base, he managed a 700+-person workforce responsible for the maintenance and operations of $5.8B in Air Force assets: 784 real property facilities, 1,476 military family housing units, 19,800 acres of grounds, 4 military training ranges, 1.9M SY of airfield pavements, 150 miles of paved roads, and the supporting electrical, water, sewer, and liquid fuel utility systems. In addition, he managed facility programming, design and construction, environmental planning and restoration and directed over $100M per year in facility projects and programs associated with Eielson's missions. He also oversaw disaster preparedness, fire protection, and explosive ordnance disposal. In August of 2012, Mr. Vincent joined the 2d CES team at Barksdale AFB as the Deputy Base Civil Engineer. He oversaw the plans, programs, designs, construction, operation, and maintenance of 1,200 base facilities worth $1.5 billion on a 22,000-acre installation. Provided explosive ordnance disposal, disaster preparedness and air base operability, environmental quality, fire protection and rescue, and housing services for the 2d Bomb Wing and 39 associate units, including HQ Air Force Global Strike Command, HQ Eighth Air Force and 307th Bomb Wing (AFRC). Trained and equipped 398 personnel to support operations and worldwide contingencies. Administered $100M in contracts and O&M services. In July 2016, he transferred to the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Ramstein AB office to lead the Environmental & Real Property Branch. His branch provides support, policy guidance and programming in the real estate and environmental arenas for USAFE-AFAFRICA, AFIMSC Det 4, EUCOM and AFRICOM. Mr. Vincent oversees a portfolio that includes 51.4 Million square feet of facilities, 12.2 Million square yards of airfield pavements with a Plant Replacement Value of $24.8B over 12 installations and 94 GSUs. He also performed regular high-level host nation interactions for both business lines. In June 2019, he added Military Family Housing for USAFE to his portfolio. Mr. Vincent assumed his current duties as Group Director in June 2020. The Group’s mission is to provide facility and infrastructure support to one of the largest bases in the Air Force: 30,000 person workforce; 100,000 persons serviced; over 110 mission partners. He directs a staff of over 600 civilian and military personnel who are responsible for providing strategic planning, programming, design, construction, environmental management, fire protection, maintenance and repair on over 600 facilities (16.7M SF), 9.4 square miles of improved grounds, and 700+ miles of utility systems with a plant replacement value of $7.4B. In addition, he directs a 25-member military Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit that provides emergency response capability and 24-hour standby coverage in support of WPAFB associated units and civil authorities.
Mr. Vincent is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado. He has completed Squadron Officers School, Air Command and Staff College, and Air War College by
correspondence. Numerous awards include four Category II Civilian quarterly awards and the 2008 Category II Civilian annual awards for the 435 CES, 435 CEG and the 435 ABW. He is also the recipient of three awards for Meritorious Civilian Service.
He married the former Terri Lynn Kidwell in August 1993 and they have two children. Their daughter Riley was born in 1999 and attends the graduate school at the University of Colorado. Their son Kyle was born in 2003.
(Current as of August 2021)