A native of Corvallis, Oregon, Captain Scott Janik was commissioned in 1995 via the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program at Villanova University and was designated a Naval Flight Officer in August 1996. He is a career EA-6B and EA-18G Electronic Warfare Officer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
He commanded VAQ-135, the World Famous BLACK RAVENS. He led the squadron on its maiden EA-18G Growler deployment in a combat zone supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. During his tenure VAQ-135 received consecutive Battle "E's," Safety "S's," and was named the Association of Old Crows Outstanding Naval Aviation Unit of the Year for 2012. As Commanding Officer he also received the 2012 Don Quinn Leadership Award from the Navy League.
His other operational assignments include tours with the COUGARS of VAQ-139 onboard USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, onboard USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) as the Assistant Navigator during which he deployed with ABE providing tsunami relief efforts off the coast of Indonesia under Operation UNIFIED ASSISTANCE. He also served as a Department Head with the PATRIOTS of VAQ-140 onboard USS EISENHOWER (CVN-69) in support of Operations IRAQI and ENDURING FREEDOM.
Ashore, Captain Janik served as an instructor with the SABREHAWKS of VT-86 during which he received the honor of being named VT-86 Naval Flight Officer Instructor of the Year for 2002. He later served as the VAQ Assignments Officer at Navy Personnel Command in Millington, TN, as the EA-18G and Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures Requirements Officer OPNAV N98, and most recently as the Chief of the Electronic Warfare Branch for the Deputy Director for Global Operations (J39), Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Captain Janik assumed command as Commodore Training Air Wing Six in July 2018.
Captain Janik has logged more than 3,000 hours and over 500 arrested landings in tactical aircraft while flying more than 120 combat missions. His decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medals, strike flight Air Medals, Navy Commendation Medals as well as other individual, campaign and unit awards.