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July 19, 2012

Edwards staff sergeant inspired by challenge

by Linda KC Reynolds
Staff Writer

SSgt. Scott Jackson, an aviation resource manager at the F-22 CTF, 411th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has a Bachelor’s degree in business management and is working towards his Ph.D in behavioral physiology.

SSgt. Scott Jackson, 31, has always been inspired by challenge.

Working as a casino supervisor at age 25, Jackson was talking with his uncle, John High III, who was an Air Force colonel and fighter pilot.

“He told me if you want a new challenge, join the Air Force. You will learn a trade and get a better understanding of what is going on in the world,” said Jackson – and so he joined.

Now, an aviation resource manager at the F-22 CTF, 411th Flight Test Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., he is responsible for tracking the currencies of pilots and flight test engineers to insure their ability to fly, works with the scheduling office when needed, and maintains the publication library that houses the material pilots need to understand before flying certain missions.

“I face many challenges every day that will never duplicate the next day,” said Jackson. “Plus, I like working with the military and civilian people in this squadron.”

Born in Long Beach, Calif., Jackson attended Southern California Military Academy, a private military academy during grade school, and in public high school he kept a 3.5 GPA while participating in track and field, cross country and other clubs.

Inspired by his mother who got a master’s degree from Arizona State University, Jackson has attended Cal State Long Beach, Arizona State University, USC and now has an undergraduate and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, and is working towards his Ph.D. in Behavioral Physiology.

“If I have a business of my own, I want to understand the behavior of individuals and learn what motivates them to work, or not to work, for me or others in a company.”

“You would never know of Sergeamts Jackson’s accomplishments, because he doesn’t wear them on his sleeve,” said Lockheed Martin F-22 Chief Test Pilot James E. “JB” Brown. “He is quiet and does a great job. It’s not until you sit down with him and dig, that you find out all that he is accomplishing.”

“I just try to do the best I can each and every day I have on this earth,” said Jackson.




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