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    Maine State Command Chief Scott Osgood Retires

    Maine State Command Chief Scott Osgood Retires

    Photo By Tech. Sgt. Sy White | Wing Command Chief Master Sgt.(Ret.) Dan Moore congratulates Maine State Command Chief...... read more read more



    Story by Tech. Sgt. Sy White 

    101st Air Refueling Wing/Public Affairs

    MAINE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Me. (Aug. 1st, 2021) -- The Air Force Core Values are integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. These core values were on display during Command Chief Master Sgt. Scott Osgood’s retirement ceremony at the 101st Air Refueling Wing on Saturday. As fellow service members, veterans, family and friends gathered to celebrate his thirty-three-year career of excellence in the military.

    Chief Osgood’s military career began in 1988 when, as a senior at Lee Academy, he was accepted into the United States Air Force Academy. But after being accepted to the USAFA, the Air Force decided each member of the incoming USAFA class would be required to meet the minimum qualifications to fly fighters. Chief Osgood’s eyesight unfortunately would disqualify him.

    Chief Osgood decided to join the Maine Air National Guard instead, as his father, Gary Osgood, was already a member, and his eyesight would still let him potentially fly the KC-135. Chief Osgood enlisted in the Maine Air National Guard in June of 1988 as a Crew Chief for the KC-135. Since then he has worn every enlisted rank from a plain sleeve Airman Basic to the Command Chief and every rank in between including Buck Sergeant and CMSGT First Sergeant.

    In June of 2018, Chief Osgood was selected as the 101st ARW Command Chief and took a three-year leave of absence from the Maine Warden Service to serve as the Wing’s senior enlisted leader in a full-time capacity. Then in October 2020, Maj. General Farnham selected Osgood as the next Maine State Command Chief.

    During his retirement ceremony, Osgood spoke about how disappointments can turn into blessings. If it hadn’t been for his initial disqualification from the United States Air Force Academy, he might not have had the amazing career that he did. He never would have met his wife Laura, and they never would have had their two amazing kids, Ridge and Cassidy. Both of his children now also serve in the military.

    Chief Osgood will now return and continue his career in the Maine Warden Service. He and his wife Laura are custom building their retirement home in Cherryfield and look forward to following the success of their two children and spending more time together and with family and friends.



    Date Taken: 08.07.2021
    Date Posted: 10.13.2021 12:50
    Story ID: 406421
    Location: BANGOR, ME, US 

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