Chief of Staff
Colonel Scott M. Guilbeault
United States Air Force
Special Operations Command South
Colonel Scott M. Guilbeault is the Chief of Staff of Special Operations Command South. SOCSOUTH plans and executes special operations in Latin America and the Caribbean in support of the Commander, U.S. South Commander.
Previously, Colonel Guilbeault served as the Commander of the 466th Air Expeditionary Group (466 AEG), 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force – Afghanistan, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, where he led the 466 AEG in providing specified administrative and operational control to over 900 Joint Expeditionary Tasked (JET) Airmen and Individual Augmentees (IA) serving at more than 25 locations throughout Afghanistan.
Colonel Guilbeault was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, where he graduated from Central Catholic High School. He earned his commission as a distinguished graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell Air Force ROTC program in 1991.
As a special operations electronic warfare officer, Colonel Guilbeault has flown over 400 combat and combat support hours in Somalia, Yugoslavia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan. He is a fully qualified Joint Staff Officer with experience in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Service Headquarters, and joint/coalition staff agencies both deployed and home-station.
1991 Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, University of Massachusetts (Lowell)
1998 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2002 Air Command and Staff College (correspondence)
2003 Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology, Troy State University, Alabama
2004 Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
2006 Joint Forces Staff College, Naval Air Station Norfolk, Virginia
2013 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2013 Master of Strategic Studies, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
Rating: Master Navigator Flight Hours: Over 2,500
Aircraft Flown: AC-130H and MC-130H
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with six oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with bronze campaign star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with bronze campaign star
Kosovo Campaign Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal with bronze campaign star
United Nations Service Medal (Somalia)
NATO Medal with bronze service star (Former Yugoslavia and ISAF)