Linebacker of the Week: Petty Officer 2nd Class Kaimi Scott

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  • By Airman 1st Class Emily Saxton

Andersen Air Force Base, GuamU.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Kaimi Scott, an aviation electronics technician assigned to the Unmanned Patrol Squadron (VUP) 19, was recognized as the 36th Wing’s Team Andersen Linebacker of the Week, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 27, 2023.

The Team Andersen Linebacker of the Week recognizes outstanding enlisted, officer, civilian and total force personnel who have had an impact on achieving Team Andersen’s mission, vision and priorities.


As an aviation electronics technician, Scott is responsible for the maintenance, troubleshooting, repairs and testing of complex aviation electronics equipment on three MQ-4C Triton aircraft. He cross-functionally operates with information system and network communication subject matter experts ensuring equipment status complies with global connection parameters. Scott updates and tracks all classified and sensitive aviation electronic equipment, including global transfers and ensures all communication security requirements are integrated on all assets.


“My favorite part of the job is getting to work on the components that are out there and getting the data and the information that we need to make sure that everybody at home is safe,” said Scott.


Scott has led his shop in more than 800 hours of ongoing maintenance functions, while also restructuring relationships with the Northrop Grumman Corporation and Fleet Support Team representatives to streamline maintenance interoperability, empowering more efficient operations and quicker aircraft turnarounds. Additionally, while dealing with unforeseen depot-level maintenance issues and difficulties with new equipment, Scott pioneered new troubleshooting procedures and introduced alternative testing measures that have resulted in a 62% increase in sensor effectiveness, while decreasing turnaround times by 12%. Finally, Scott has worked with the building manager of Hangar 7 to identify and submit for hangar improvements and has led working parties addressing orderly cleanliness.


“The people that I respect the most are ones who lead by example,” said Scott. “I’m just trying to be like them and be the best person I can be.”


The term Linebacker is rooted deep within Team Andersen’s history. Operation Linebacker II took place on Dec. 18, 1972, and was the largest number of heavy bomber strikes launched by the U.S. Air Force since the end of World War II. During the operation, B-52s from Andersen flew round-the-clock bombing missions over North Vietnam to destroy major targets in Hanoi and Haiphong in an effort to bring the Democratic Republic of Vietnam back to negotiations.

The recipient will have the opportunity to sign a “Linebacker” football jersey that will be displayed in the Wing Headquarters building.


Way to go, Scott!