Chief Master Sergeant SCOTT R. PIPER

CMSgt Scott R. Piper is the Command Chief, 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. In this capacity, Chief Piper serves as the senior enlisted leader and principal advisor to the Commander on readiness, welfare, professional development, and efficient management of over 2,000 Airmen. The wing provides command and control, en route maintenance support, aeromedical evacuation, expeditionary aircrew support, and air transportation services for theater and strategic air mobility missions in Europe, Southwest Asia, and Northern Africa spanning across 19 geographically separated squadrons, detachments, and operating locations in support of U.S. Transportation Command, U.S. European Command, U.S. Africa Command, and U.S. Central Command engagements.

CMSgt Piper entered the Air Force in July of 1999. He graduated from the Aerospace Medical Apprentice School at Brooks Air Force Base, Texas in December of 1999. His background includes diverse duties in the medical career field such as a critical care paramedic as well as being an Independent Duty Medical Technician. Throughout his career, he has filled many versatile roles including Operations Superintendent for a Special Operations Support Squadron. His assignments include bases in California, Colorado, England, Kansas, Nevada, and North Dakota. He also served in contingency deployments in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. He and his wife, MSgt (ret.) Luciana Piper, have four children: SrA Scotty Piper, Samuel, Sean, and Symon.

2003 Airman Leadership School, United States Air Force Academy, Colo.
2005 Independent Duty Medical Technician Course, Sheppard AFB, Tex.
2006 Casualty Evacuation Course, Hurlburt Field AFB, Fla.
2007 Paramedic, Emergency Medical Technician Course, Pima Community College, Tucson, Ariz.
2008 Critical Care EMT Transport Course, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Las Vegas, Nev.
2008 Flight Paramedic Certification Course, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Las Vegas, Nev.
2010 Noncommissioned Officer Distance Learning Course, Air University, Ala.
2012 Associate Degree in Applied Health Sciences, CCAF
2012 Air Advisor Course, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
2013 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, National Defense University, D.C.
2015 Professional Manager Certification, CCAF
2015 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, Ala.
2017 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II, Air University, Ala.
2018 Leadership Academy, NextJump Co., Harvard University, Mass.
2018 Bachelors of Science Degree, Sports and Health Sciences, American Military University, W.Va.
2020 Air Force Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, Ala.
2021 Senior Leader Workshop & Senior Leader Capstone, Falls Church, Va.
2022 Group Senior Enlisted Leader Course, Air University, Ala.


  1. January 2000 - August 2001, Aeromedical Apprentice, 319th Aeromedical Dental Squadron, Grand Forks Air Base, N.D.
  2. August 2001 - August 2005, PCO Team Leader, 810th Aerospace Medical Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
  3. August 2005 - August 2006, Independent Duty Medical Technician, 21st Medical Operations Squadron, Cheyenne Mountain, Colo.
  4. August 2006 - January 2012, NCOIC, Operational Support Medicine, 58th Rescue Squadron, Nellis, AFB, Nev. 
  5. January 2012 - January 2015, Superintendent, Medical Operations, 352d Special Ops Support Squadron, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United Kingdom
  6. January 2015 - April 2016, Flight Chief, Family Med Residency, 60th Medical Operations Squadron, Travis, AFB, Calif.
  7. April 2016 - July 2019, Career Assistance Advisor, 60th Force Support Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.
  8. July 2019 - August 2021, Superintendent, 48th Medical Operations Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom
  9. August 2021 - July 2022, Senior Enlisted Leader, 22nd Medical Group, McConnel AFB, Kans.
  10. August 2022 - June 2024, Chief, Medical Enlisted Force Pacific Air Force
  11. July 2024 - Present, Command Chief, 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, Ramstein AB, Germany

Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Combat Action Medal
Combat Readiness Medal
Air Force Recognition Ribbon

1999 Distinguished Graduate, Aerospace Medical Apprenticeship Course
2003 John L. Levitow Award, Airman Leadership School
2008 ACC Outstanding Independent Duty Medical Technician of the Year
2009 58th Rescue Squadron, NCO of the Year
2010 Air Force Outstanding Independent Duty Medical Technician of the Year
2013 352d Special Operations Support Squadron, SNCO of the Year
2013 Lance P. Sijan Award Winner, 352d Special Operations Wing
2013 AFSOC Operational Medicine Excellence Award Winner
2014 AFSOC SNCO Leadership Award Winner
2015 Distinguished Graduate, SNCOA
2017 Air Force PACE Leadership Impact Award Winner

(Current as of July 2024)

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