Air Force Airman Warrant Officer Raylee ‘Pixie’ Scott thought 2022 couldn’t get any better after starting his new role as Air Command Warrant Officer, but an Australia Day honor is the cherry on top the cake.
Appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), Warrant Officer Scott has been recognized for her outstanding service in personal and cultural development, change management and leadership support.
Warrant Officer Scott said she was very proud and incredibly grateful for this recognition.
“It is very humbling to be recognized as an individual and as one of the many other Australians also recognized for their incredible contributions to our beautiful country,” said Warrant Officer Scott.
“Although, I have to admit, when I first received the email notification, I thought it was spam and had to keep checking that it was real.
“I’m excited to see our incredible workforce and how innovative they are.
“They never cease to amaze me with their thinking, technologies and practices, which can really make a big difference in the way we work.
“I could not have accomplished what I have done throughout my career without the support of my family and friends, which all keep it real to me.
“I am also indebted to the people I work with as a team – my other family.”
Warrant Officer Scott joined the Air Force in 1986 as a switchboard operator, before transferring to communications information systems controller in 1996.
She has spent more than 30 years in the communications family, working as a team leader at Joint Operations Command Headquarters and in several joint operational deployments.
Warrant Officer Scott said stepping out of her communication comfort zone was a challenge, but she wanted to take the next step on the enlisted leadership team.
“As a 44 Wing Warrant Officer, I was part of a team that worked tirelessly every day to provide air traffic control services,” said Warrant Officer Scott.
“As the Air Mobility Group Warrant Officer, I worked with a team that takes immense pride in their agility and responsiveness, and I was very proud of their efforts during the evacuation operation. non-combatants in Afghanistan last year.
“Now, as Air Command Adjutant, I will do my best to serve all Air Command members and Force Element Groups to the best of my abilities.”
Warrant Officer Scott began the role of Air Command Warrant Officer in January of this year.
For the full list of ADF recipients in the 2022 Australia Day Honors go to: https://.news.defence.gov.au/people/australia-day-honours-announced