Brig. Gen. Scott A. Cain serves as the Director, Air, Space and Cyberspace Operations, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He is responsible for shaping the workforce and cyber infrastructure to test, field and sustain agile war-winning capabilities. He is also responsible for the command’s policy and resource allocation for test operations, flight management, airfield services, weather services, and command and control operations.
Brig. Gen. Cain received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy Class of 1995, where he was a distinguished graduate, earning a bachelor’s degree in Astronautical Engineering. The general attended undergraduate pilot training in 1995 and was selected to fly the F-16 Fighting Falcon. After completion of F-16 training, he served as an operational F-16 pilot in Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, and Misawa AB, Japan, flying combat missions in support of Operation Southern Watch. He comes to Wright-Patterson AFB after a successful command of the 96th Test Wing, Air Force Materiel Command, Eglin AFB, Florida.
1995 Bachelor of Science, Astronautical Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2002 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2003 Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder
2003 U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
2005 U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, Calif.
2006 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2008 Air Force Fellow, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Va.
2011 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2015 Master of Science, National Resource Strategy, Eisenhower School, Washington, D.C.
1. September 1995–October 1996, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas
2. November 1996–February 1997, Student, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, Columbus AFB, Miss.
3. February 1997–October 1997, Student, F-16 Fighting Falcon Qualification Training, Luke AFB, Ariz.
4. October 1997–September 1998, F-16 Pilot, Chief of Training, Kunsan Air Base, South Korea
5. October 1998–November 2000, F-16 Pilot, Chief of Current Operations, Misawa AB, Japan
6. December 2000–December 2004, F-117 Nighthawk Pilot, Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, Holloman AFB, N.M.
7. January 2005–December 2005, Student, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, Calif.
8. January 2006–April 2008, Developmental Test Pilot, 416th Flight Test Squadron, Edwards AFB, Calif.
9. May 2008–May 2009, Air Force Fellow, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Va.
10. June 2009–May 2010, Operations Officer, classified location
11. June 2010–July2012, Commander, 40th FTS, Eglin AFB, Fla.
12. August 2012–July 2014, Senior Military Evaluator, Air Warfare, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Developmental Test & Evaluation, Washington D.C.
13. August 2014–June 2015, Student, Eisenhower School, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
14. July 2015–June 2017, Commander, 412th Operations Group, Edwards AFB, Calif.
15. July 2017–July 2019, Commander, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold AFB, Tenn.
16. July 2019–Jun 2022, Commander, 96th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, Fla.
17. July 2022–present, Director, Air, Space and Cyberspace Operations, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Rating: command pilot
Flight hours: more than 2,800 hours
Aircraft flown: 41 aircraft including F-35, F-16 and F-117
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
(Current as of August 2022)