Commander and Assistant Adjutant General
Alaska Air National Guard
Colonel Scott Howard is assigned as the Director of Staff ‐ Air, Joint Forces Headquarters ‐ Alaska, Alaska National Guard. He is the principal advisor to the Alaska Air National Guard commander, and principle staff leader providing guidance and direction to two flying wings with over 2,000 Alaska National Guard members who support airlift, rescue, aerial refueling, air defense, and space warning and surveillance missions as well as deploy within the state and worldwide in support of humanitarian emergencies and national defense. He manages recruiting operations and coordinates with headquarters directors and chiefs of special staff across all functional specialties. He supervises implementation of command decisions, plans and policies for the Alaska Air National Guard military and civilian staff, and directly manages the headquarters' budget.
Colonel Howard enlisted in the Air Force in 1991 as an Airborne Warning and Control Systems Journeyman. He received his commission in 1998 as a graduate of Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. He joined the Alaska Air National Guard in May of 2003. Prior to his current appointment as Director of Staff, he served as Commander, 168th Mission support Group, Eielson AFB, Alaska. Colonel Howard has held numerous assignments to include Commander, 176th Air Defense Squadron, flying, operations and support functions.
(Current as of April 2019)
AKANG HQ, Camp Denali(907) 428-6051
Recruiting (907) 264-5300
168th Wing(907) 377-8168
176th Wing (907) 551-1764
An Alaska Air National Guard HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter flies near Mt. Susitna during training mission.
Provide ready and lethal forces to execute state, global, and theater operations.
Meet 21st century challenges by proactively shaping the future with combat-ready, agile Airmen and provide the capabilities necessary to better respond to the state and nation's call. Remain a lethal and operationally engaged, seamlessly integrated member of the Total Air Force by emphasizing a culture of dual-role readiness, upholding personal and professional standards, and service with distinction.
Army Guard Road,
JBER, AK 99505