Alumnus Profile: Scott Keen, '86, '93

Anthony “Scott” Keen, ’86 B.S.E., ’93 M.S.E. 

Scott Keen graduated from Wright State University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in human factors engineering, and in 1993 obtained his master’s degree in systems engineering, also from Wright State, and an advanced program management certification from Defense Acquisition University. Keen completed Air War College in 2009. 

A 0.291 hitter over his four-year baseball career with the Wright State Raiders, he saw action in 176 total games and collected 149 hits with 11 homeruns. As a senior, Keen posted a career-best 0.55 batting average with 31 runs batted in, and 32 runs scored. He helped lead the Raiders to an NCAA Division II Tournament berth in 1983.

Keen is the chief engineer for the F-22 Program Division, Fighter-Bomber Directorate, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He serves as the senior civilian engineer for the 200-person office responsible for managing the development, production, and sustainment of the $72 billion F-22 program. Keen has over 25 years of experience as a government civilian, holding a variety of positions in engineering and development of aircraft, simulators, and various systems. 

Prior to his current assignment, Keen was the chief engineer of the F-22 Sustainment Branch, F-22 Program Division, Fighter-Bomber Directorate, WPAFB, where he was instrumental in implementing reliability and maintainability improvements on the F-22. Among many other duties, he has also served as chief systems engineer for the F-22, the Distributed Mission Operations program in the Simulator Directorate, and the Center for Acquisition Excellence in ASC/AQ.