Col. M. Scott Stanford is the commander, 325th Mission Support Group, 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. He is responsible for leading 1,500 personnel in providing dominant mission support and combat-ready Airmen to Team Tyndall and worldwide expeditionary forces. Comprised of six squadrons, the group is responsible for civil engineering, security, communications, manpower, personnel, services, contracting, supply, fuels, logistics, and transportation support for 23,000 Airmen, civilians, contractors, and families. In addition to the 325th Fighter Wing, the group supports 19 tenant units from multiple Major Commands and across several military mission sets. These supported mission partners include First Air Force (Air Forces Northern), 601st  Air Operations Center, 53d Weapons Evaluation Group, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, 337th Air Control Squadron and Silver Flag.


Colonel Stanford is an AFROTC graduate of Clemson University where he was commissioned in December 1999. His career includes assignments in base level civil engineering, RED HORSE, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), academic instructor, and squadron commander. He has deployed to the Horn of Africa, Iraq, Afghanistan twice, and the United Arab Emirates. Prior to his current position, Colonel Stanford served as Director, Readiness Directorate, Air Force Civil Engineer Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.


1999       Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, S.C.
2006       Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Eglin AFB, Fla.
2006       Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2010       Air Command and Staff College, non-resident program
2011       Master of Science, Civil Engineering, Clemson University, S.C.
2011       Intermediate Developmental Education, Equivalency, Clemson University, S.C.
2016       Air War College, non-resident program
2017       Doctor of Philosophy, Civil Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, Colo.
  1. February 2000 – February 2003, Project Engineer/Readiness Flight Commander/ Maintenance Engineer, 347th Civil Engineer Squadron, Moody AFB, G.A.
  2. February 2003 — March 2006, Project Manager, 823d RED HORSE Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
  3. March 2006 — October 2006, Student, Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Eglin AFB, Fla.
  4. December 2006 — July 2010, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight Commander, 305th (later 87th) Civil Engineer Squadron, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
  5. August 2010 — July 2011, AFIT Master’s Student, Clemson University, S.C.
  6. July 2011 — August 2014, Instructor/Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, US   Air Force Academy, Colo.
  7. August 2014 — June 2017, AFIT PhD Student, University of Colorado Boulder, Colo.
  8. June 2017 — July 2019, Commander, 319th Civil Engineer Squadron, Grand Forks AFB, N.D.
  9. July 2019 — July 2021, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, US Air Force Academy, Colo.
  10. July 2021 — June 2023, Director, Readiness Directorate, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
  11. June 2023 – Present, Commander, 325th Mission Support Group, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal
(Current as of July 2023)