L. Scott “Catfish” Rice
Lt Gen USAF (ret.)
Lieutenant General Scott “Catfish” Rice joined TRG as a Senior Advisor in January 2021 after over 30 years of distinguished military service. Prior to retirement, Lt Gen Rice served as the Director of the Air National Guard, developing and coordinating all policies, plans, and programs affecting more than 105,500 Guard members and civilians in more than 90 wings and 175 geographically separated units across 213 locations throughout the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands. Lt Gen Rice also served as the Commander and Assistant Adjutant General for Air of the Massachusetts Air National Guard.
Lt Gen Rice’s experience spans both operational and staff assignments, including Commander, Air Force Forces, Exercise Eastern Falcon in United States Central Command. He has commanded a squadron, operations group, and fighter wing.
General Rice was commissioned in 1980 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York and graduated from undergraduate pilot training at Reese Air Force Base, Texas in 1982. He is a command pilot with more than 4,300 hours in the F-111 and A-10. Before assuming his current position, General Rice served as the Adjutant General and Commander, Massachusetts Air National Guard.