Maj Robert Scoggins

Retired, Rescue Pilot

  • Hometown: Manitou Springs, Colorado
  • Current Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Injury or Illness: PTSD
  • Location Injury Occurred: Afghanistan

A little about Me

Retired Major Robert Scoggins commissioned in the Air Force in 2003 with a Bachelors of Social Science and became a rescue pilot, providing deployed and expeditionary personnel recovery, operating the HH-60G combat rescue helicopter and leading a 6-man crew in worldwide combat rescue operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Robert came to his first event with AFW2 in January 2016 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. He said, “I absolutely needed their help. The second day after connecting with the AFW2 staff they fixed my pay issues and managed to get me in to see a VA specialist for my knee issues after having waited for months for an appointment.” He continues to struggle with PTSD saying, “I developed a severely addictive personality, struggling to overcome just about any negative emotion by myself. Being involved with this team has given me fitness goals to always improve, an attitude that I can overcome any obstacle.”

Awards and Decorations

  •   Air Medal w/10 OLC
  •   Joint Service Commendation Medal
  •   AF Commendation Medal w/1 OLC
  •   Meritorious Unit Award w/3 OLC
  •   AF Outstanding Unit Award w/2 OLC
  •   Combat Readiness Medal w/1 OLC