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Captain Bryan Scism

Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Air Force ROTC

photo of Bryan ScismCaptain Bryan Scism is a graduate of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at Virginia Tech. He began his Air Force career as a civil engineer officer at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. He served at the 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan AB, as the readiness and emergency management flight commander providing critical chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear response expertise to 2,700 military personnel. Capt. Scism was the deputy engineering flight commander at 60th Civil Engineer Squadron, Travis AFB, California. He led a 33-member flight in managing $210 million in sustainment, restoration, and maintenance for $4.8 billion in facilities on Air Mobility Command’s largest installation. During this time, Capt. Scism deployed to Eskan Village, Saudi Arabia, leading 93 airmen as the base civil engineer for the 64th Air Expeditionary Group. Before his appointment at University of Portland, Capt. Scism was attached to the Air Force Civil Engineer Center at Tyndall AFB, Florida, serving on the airfield pavement evaluation team. His assignment involved providing airfield pavement subject matter expertise to combatant commanders in multiple areas of operation. While assigned to Tyndall AFB, Capt. Scism volunteered to serve with the Headquarters United States Air Forces Europe. This 18+ month assignment involved planning and constructing over 156 facilities across 19 North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries.