Col. Scott A. Williams is the Commander of the 445th Aeromedical Staging Squadron at Wright- Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He is responsible for the preparation of the ASTS to meet the peacetime training requirements that ready the Airmen of the unit to deploy an Aeromedical Staging Facility to humanitarian or conflict operations. The ASTS provides manpower for the operation of a 10/50/100/250-bed En-route Patient Staging Squadron, emergency care within the Aeromedical Evacuation system, Critical Care Air Transport Teams and augmentation of continental U.S. medical treatment facilities. Additionally, Col. Williams is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse providing care in a rural setting in Northwest Indiana, as well as maintaining his critical care experience in a Neuro Intensive Care Unit in Gary/Merrillville, Indiana.

Col. Williams entered the U.S. Air Force in November 1984 as a Security Police Specialist, serving an overseas tour at Rhein-Main AFB, Frankfurt, Germany and a tour at K.I. Sawyer AFB, Marquette, Michigan. Colonel Williams transitioned to the Air Force Reserve in 1988 with subsequent assignment to O’Hare Reserve Base, Chicago, Illinois. In 1994, Col. Williams, commissioned into the Air Force Reserve Nurse Corps as a second lieutenant. He was assigned to the 728th ASTS, then transitioned to the 445th ASTS, serving in various leadership roles. He was one of the first Reserve Clinical Nurses to attend Critical Care Aeromedical Trauma Course in 1997.

Col. Williams mobilized in support of Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He deployed in 2009 to the 332nd Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility in support of Iraqi Freedom, and he deployed in 2018 to the 379th Expeditionary MDG Qatar in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom’s Sentinel. Prior to his current position, Colonel Williams served as the Chief Nurse for the 445th ASTS.

1985 Security Forces Specialist Course, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
1985 Air Base Ground Defense Course, Camp Bullis, Texas
1993 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Indiana University Northwest, Gary Ind.
1996 Combat Casualty Care Course, Camp Bullis, Texas
1997 Critical Care Aeromedical Trauma Course, Brooks City Base, Texas (first Reservist)
2001 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2002 Infection Control Officer Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2005 Nursing Services Management Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2006 Masters of Science in Nursing, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso Ind.
2009 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2011 Medical Management of Chemical, Biological Weapons Course, Ft. Detrick, Md.
2011 CSTARS-Cincinnati, Ohio
2019 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

1. November 1984 – January 1985, Trainee, Basic Military Training Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. January 1985 – March 1985, Student, Security Forces Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas
3. Mar 1985 – May 1985, Student, Air Base Ground Defense Course, Camp Bullis, Texas
4. May 1985 – June 1987, 435th Security Forces Specialist, Rhein-Main AFB, Frankfurt, Germany
5. June 1987 – April 1988, 410th Security Forces Specialist, KI Sawyer AFB, Marquette, Mich.
6. April 1988 – October 1994, 928th Security Forces Specialist, O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, Ill.
7. October 1994 – December 1995, Clinical Nurse, 728th ASTS, O’Hare IAP, Chicago, Ill.
8. December 1995 – November 1997, Clinical Nurse, 445th ASTS, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. November 1997 – September 2002, Critical Care Nurse, 445th ASTS, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (1998-2002, National Joint Faculty Instructor, Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute)
10. September 2002 – November 2003, Infection Control Officer, 445th ASTS, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
11. November 2003 – April 2013, CCATT Flight, Assistant Commander, 445th ASTS, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (March 2009 – August 2009, Clinical Nurse, 332nd EMDG, Joint Base Balad, Iraq)
12. April 2013 – January 2018, Flight Commander, 445th ASTS, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
13. January 2018 – December 2018, Deputy Chief Nurse, 445th ASTS, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (June 2018 – January 2019, Deputy Commander, 379th En-Route Patient Staging Facility and Night Officer in Charge, 379th Expeditionary Medical Group, Al Udeid, AB, Qatar)
14. December 2018 – August 2021, Chief Nurse, 445th ASTS, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
15. September 2021 – Present, Commander, 445th ASTS, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Iraqi Campaign Medal
Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal

Certified NeuroScience Registered Nurse (CNRN)
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse- Adult Health/Critical Care (APRN)

(Current as of May 2023)