Defense Logistics Agency Director Navy Vice Adm. Alan Thompson
has announced the selection of Air Force Brig. Gen. Scott Jansson
as the next commander of DLA Aviation based in Richmond, Va.
Brig. Gen. Scott Jansson
Jansson has served as director of the Iraq Security Mission,
helping the Iraqi government build its military and police forces,
since March 2010. He will replace Navy Rear Adm. Vincent L.
Griffith, who took command of DLA Aviation in June 2009. The
general has served as a group commander and system program manager
for the F-16 Fighting Falcon and as a commander for two wings.
Prior to his current assignment, he was vice commander of the Ogden
Air Logistics Center at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, from August 2009
to March 2010.
Jansson was commissioned a second lieutenant upon graduating
from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1984. He has a master’s
degree in astronautical engineering from the Air Force Institute of
Technology and is a distinguished graduate of the Air Command and
Staff College. In his new role at DLA Aviation, Jansson will
oversee the logistics support of more than 1.3 million repair parts
and supply items that support 1,300 major weapons systems.