Kiser, Scott A.

Director, Department of the Air Force Small Business Programs

Scott A. Kiser, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of the Department of the Air Force Small Business Programs, located at the Joint Anacostia-Bolling Air Force Base, Washington DC. He is responsible for policy, advocacy, execution, and advice pertaining to Small Business Programs and personnel throughout the Department.

Mr. Kiser, a Manhattan, Kansas native, was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force in 1985 and served 27 years on active duty status. He garnered extensive experience in international, major weapons system, operational, and logistical contracting. Throughout his career he held other key positions to include senior contracting official as Chief of Contracting, Headquarters Air Combat Command; Director of Contracting, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center; the Alternate Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting and Chief, Contracts Policy, Headquarters, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command; the Director of 

Contracting, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass; and most recently as Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (Contracting) for Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. He aided the Deputy Assistant Secretary (Contracting) in leading an 8,000 military and civilian contracting organization responsible for annually executing $70B for acquisition of major weapon systems, logistics, special access program, operational supplies and services, and resourcing worldwide contingency operations. He served as the Air Force Head of the Contracting Authority and provided policy, guidance, and oversight of Air Force Acquisition and Contracting Operations. Mr. Kiser retired from active duty as a colonel in August 2012 and entered Senior Executive Service in June 2014.


1981 Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.

1983 Master of Business Administration, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.

1988 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

1997 Air Command and Staff College, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

2000 Advanced Program Management Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.

2001 Air War College, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany2015 Air Force Senior Leader Orientation Course, Washington, D.C.

2015 APEX: Senior Executive Joint Orientation Program, Washington D.C.

2016 AFSO21: Leading for Results, Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.

2017 Leadership Decision-Making Program, Executive Education Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

2018 National and International Security Leadership Seminar, Washington, D.C.

2019 Enterprise Perspective Seminar, Washington, D.C.


1. Contract Management, Level III, Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP), 1997

2. Program Management, Level II, APDP, 1995

3. Lean Six Sigma Center Green Belt Professional Certification, University of Oklahoma, Norman Okla., 2008

4. Human Capital Strategist Certification, Executive Board of the Human Capital Institute, 2010

5. National Contract Management Association National Board of Advisors, 2014-2015

6. Executive-in-Residence Program, Inaugural Member, Univ. of Kentucky Gatton College of Business & Economics, 2019