Director of Plans, Programs, and Requirements Air Combat Command U.S. Air Force
Maj. Gen. Scott L. Pleus is the Director
of Plans, Programs, and Requirements, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint
Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. He is
responsible for planning and programming $40 billion annually for a force of
more than 140,000 personnel and 2,600 aircraft, supporting nine unified
commands and NORAD. He is responsible
for all functions relating to the Combat Air Forces’ weapons systems acquisition,
modernization, sustainment, and test involving over 100 programs. Additionally, he directs a staff of 25 divisions
and four operating locations.
Pleus received his commission in 1989 through the Air Force ROTC program at the
University of Minnesota-Duluth. During
his career, which includes five overseas assignments, he’s commanded at the
squadron, group and wing levels and was a Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellow
at Sun Microsystems in California. His
staff assignments include Executive Officer to the Chief of Staff of the Air
Force. Prior to his current assignment,
he was the Director, F-35 Integration Office, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the
Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Pleus is a command pilot with more than 2,300 flying hours, including combat
time earned during operations Desert Fox and Southern Watch.