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Colonel Scott E. Briese is the Commander, 944th Maintenance Group, United States Air Force Reserve, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. As commander, he is responsible for leading, developing, directing maintenance production and readiness efforts of 450 members to build an associated group forecasted to provide over 614K hours of maintenance production per year. This team is comprised of 242 Air Reserve Technicians and 208 Traditional Reservist providing full and part-time maintenance production support on assigned F-16 and F-35 aircraft partnering with the 56th Maintenance Group to build the future of air power.


Colonel Briese was born and raised in Long Beach, California.  He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy and was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1996. After serving 11 years on Active Duty, he transitioned to the Air Force Reserves in 2007. He continued as an Air Reserve Technician. Qualified as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer, he has led maintenance and logistics operations supporting combat sortie generation, munitions operations, and tanker/airlift missions at home station and deployed in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, NOBLE EAGLE, ENDURING FREEDOM, and IRAQI FREEDOM on the following airframes: EF-111As, F-16C/D (Block 25/30/40/50), A/OA-10s, KC-10s, C-5 A/B/Cs, and F-35s.  Col Briese’s command experience includes two squadrons and one group, to include standing up an Active Association.  Finally, he has accomplished two higher headquarters assignments.    



1996 Bachelor of Science in Economics, United States Air Force Academy, Colo.

1997 Aircraft/Munitions Maintenance Officer Corse, Sheppard AFB, Texas

2001 Aircraft Mishap Investigation Course, Kirtland AFB, N.M.

2002 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2012 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence

2016 Air War College, by correspondence

2018 Masters of Aeronautical Science, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Fla.



1.  May 1996 – January 2000, flight commander various squadrons, 27th Fighter Wing, Cannon AFB, N.M.

2.  February 2000 – July 2001, sortie generation flight commander, 25th Fighter Squadron, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea

3.  July 2001 – July 2002, blue aircraft maintenance unit officer in charge, 660th Aircraft Generation Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.

4.  July 2002 – July 2003, assistant maintenance operations officer, 60th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.

5.  July 2003 – June 2006, chief, company and field grade maintenance officer assignments, Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, Texas

6.  June 2006 – June 2007, maintenance operations officer, 35th Maintenance Squadron, Misawa AB, Japan

7.  June 2007 – June 2008, operations officer, 433rd Aircraft maintenance Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas

8.  June 2008 – February 2010, Deputy Commander, 433rd Maintenance Group, Lackland AFB, Texas

9.  February 2010 – February 2012, Commander, 482rd Maintenance Squadron, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla.

10. February 2012 – February 2014, Commander, 482rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Homestead ARB, Fla.

11. February 2014 – October 2016, chief, Aircraft Systems Support Branch, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga.

12. October 2016 – present, Commander, 944th Maintenance Group, Luke AFB, Ariz.



Meritorious Service Medal (four devices)                                              

Air Force Commendation Medal (three devices)                                    

Air Force Achievement Medal (two devices)                                         

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal                                                     

Afghanistan Campaign Medal                                                              

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal                                      

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal                                                

Korean Defense Service Medal                                                            

NATO Medal                                                                                       



Second Lieutenant May 1996

First Lieutenant May 1998

Captain May 2000

Major May 2006

Lieutenant Colonel August 2012

Colonel May 2017



(Current as of 6 Aug 2018)