Captain Scott Russell

Scott Russell

Effective Dates of Promotion

Second Lieutenant June 15, 2019
First Lieutenant Dec 13, 2021
Captain Dec 14, 2023

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Recruiting Officer

Captain Scott Russell

Capt Scott Russell serves as an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies (APAS) at Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 250, at Iowa State University. In this role, he is responsible for the recruiting and comprehensive military education of cadets, culminating in their commissioning as officers in the United States Air and Space Force.

Capt Russell graduated from Oregon State University in June 2019 with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, commissioning into the United States Air Force as a Cyberspace Warfare Operations Officer. He then completed several cyber warfare pipelines, culminating in completion of the Air Force Basic Operator Course (AFBOC), becoming certified as an Offensive Cyberspace Operator. In this role he operated a cyber weapon system, providing direct support for operations globally. He then served as the Executive Officer for the 67th Cyberspace Operations Group, providing administrative oversight for over 300 military personnel.


2019 Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon (Honor Graduate)
2020 Undergraduate Cyber Training, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi (Distinguished Graduate / Top Contributor)
2021 Defensive Cyber Operations – Host Analyst Course, Hurlburt Field, Florida (Top Contributor)
2022 Air Force Basic Operator Course (AFBOC), Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas (Top Contributor)
2024 AFROTC Detachment Cadre Instructor Course (DCIC), Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama

Awards and Decorations

  • Air and Space Commendation Medal with “R” device and oak leaf cluster
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
  • Remote Combat Effects Campaign Medal


  • June 2020 – May 2021 Student, 333d Training Squadron, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi
  • May 2021 – January 2022 Student, Offensive Cyber Operations, 39th Information Operations Squadron Det 1, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
  • January 2022 – May 2023 Offensive Cyber Operator, 367th Cyberspace Operations Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
  • May 2023 – June 2024, Executive Officer, 67th Cyberspace Operations Group, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
  • June 2024 – Present, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, AFROTC Detachment 250, Iowa State University