Scott Davis enlisted in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard in February of 2008 where he served as an analyst for an A-10 unit, the 103rd Fighter Squadron, stationed at Horsham Air Guard Station. In 2010, Scott deployed to Kuwait to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. After returning home, he started his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Scott joined its Model United Nations team, through which he traveled to Singapore, Australia, and across the United States debating solutions to the world’s most pressing issues. In 2011, Scott joined the 111th Air Operations Group as a political and military analyst, where he supported EUCOM and PACOM missions with allied NATO partners. In 2012, Scott deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, where served to facilitate reports from units on the ground to U.S. Air Force assets and decision makers.
Scott joined the 103rd Attack Squadron in 2014, where he currently serves as a supervisor of operations. In 2015, Scott founded the Pennsylvania chapter of Outserve-SLDN, a non-profit organization that supports Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) servicemembers and veterans with legal assistance. The organization specializes in discrimination claims and upgrades to discharges resulting from Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and bans on transgender service. Since then, Scott has secured the organization’s presence and awareness of it on three military bases in Pennsylvania, and has facilitated assistance to veterans in need throughout Pennsylvania.
Scott is a relentless advocate for open and inclusive LGBT military service and is passionate about reshaping military culture to ensure that ALL of our active servicemembers and veterans are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve. Over the next year, Scott will complete his bachelor’s degree and is planning on attending law school.
“My mission is to see to the fair treatment of America’s LGBT servicemembers and veterans. Since Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) was repealed, we lifted an immeasurable burden of the shoulders of our servicemembers. However, we’ve since come to see that this was only the beginning of a long journey toward justice, dignity, and fairness. Our military adapts to every challenge it faces and comes out on the other side stronger and more resolute. Most service members today know that there is no question of “if” we can adapt to open LGBT service but that it is simply a matter of “when.” There are still steps that we need to take to ensure that we come out on the other side of this challenge stronger, such as updating anti-discrimination policy for all branches of the military, and cultivating a culture of respect for all servicemembers and veterans both within and outside of the military. I believe it is just as important now as it was when the opponents of DADT were at their loudest, to continue to create a more positive culture for our service members - a path that would ensure dignity, justice, and fairness are the backbone of our character.”