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Following High School Graduation, Scott Malta entered the Air Force at 17 years of age. Scott trained to be a Boom Operator at Castle AFB, CA in 1978 and his first duty station was Griffiss AFB in upstate NY, where he was qualified as an instructor. He was reassigned to the 924th Air Refueling Squadron at Castle AFB in 1981. He was shortly thereafter transferred to the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron as a Flight Line Instructor. In 1985 he was transferred to the 4017th Combat Crew Training Squadron where he became a Platform and Simulator Instructor.
In 1988 after finishing a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Scott was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and became an Air Traffic Control Officer. Following training at Keesler AFB, MS and Shaw AFB, SC he was assigned to Minot AFB, ND. From there he went remote to Kunsan AB, Korea and followed on to RAF Alconbury, England where he was the Airfield Operations Flight Commander, responsible for Air Traffic Control and Base Operations. In 1995 Scott was assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing at Langley AFB, VA as the Airfield Operations Flight Commander.
In 1994 Scott spent four months as the “Provide Promise Battle Staff Executive Officer” at Ramstein AB, Germany controlling all personnel and equipment going into Bosnia.
In 1996 he deployed to Jordan as a member of the Air Expeditionary Force #2 where he was the Air Force Liaison to the Jordanians for all matters dealing with US air operations and in 1997 Scott did the same thing in Kuwait.
Scott retired as a Captain in August, 1998.
Working for a short time as an Insurance Agent in “the family business”, Scott returned to his real love of Aviation as the Operations Manager at the Roanoke Regional Airport, Roanoke, VA. Scott became the Castle Airport Manager in February 2002.
Scott holds a Private Pilot Certificate and has a dual Master’s of Science Degree in Airport Operations and Management at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is an Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and Certified Airport Executive (CAE) of the Southwest Chapter of AAAE (SWAAAE) where he has served as a Director, Credentials Committee member, Membership Committee Chairman, SWAAAE’s representative to the AAAE Board of Directors, SWAAAE annual winter conference Vice Chair and Chair, SWAAAE President, serves as a member of the AAAE Operations, Safety and Planning Committee, General Aviation Committee, Military Relations Committee and as a Mentor. He was awarded the SWAAAE President’s Award in 2007 and the SWAAAE Airport Executive of the Year Award in 2013. He is also a Commissioner on the Merced County Airport Land Use Commission. Scott is a Deacon/Elder and a youth ministry director of his local church. He is married to the former Barbara Allen of Merced and has two children and three grandchildren.