Scott “Brillo” Stacy is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Textron Systems’ Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) business, as well as a member of the Textron Systems Executive Leadership Team. ATAC provides tactical flight training and adversary aggressor services for the U.S. military and its allies. ATAC is an outsourced civilian tactical airborne training organization providing high quality services across the globe. ATAC services include dissimilar air combat training, Threat simulation, Navy Fleet exercise training, close air support profiles and research and development support. ATAC aircraft include Israeli F-21 Kfirs, Mk-58 Hawker Hunters, L-39 Albatross and Mirage F1s, and have supported training across the continental US, Hawaii, Alaska, Europe and throughout the western pacific. ATAC headquarters is located in Newport News, Virginia, with permanent operations in Texas, California, Nevada, Hawaii, and Japan. ATAC is a business unit under Textron Airborne Solutions, a Textron business focusing on live airborne training across a wide spectrum of operations.
Stacy has served as ATAC’s Director of Business Development, Chief Operating Officer, and President prior to taking over ATAC, in addition to flying the Israeli F-21 Kfir. Stacy is a retired Colonel with 25 years of service with the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard. A Command pilot with over 4,000 hours, he has supported numerous contingencies to include Operations Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Joint Guard, Decisive Endeavor, Southern and Northern Watch, and Noble Eagle. Stacy is a distinguished graduate of the USAF Fighter Weapons Instructor Course and recipient of the USAF Francis Gabreski and Dadaelian Outstanding Fighter Pilot awards. In addition to operational experience he served with the 422 Test and Evaluation Squadron as a pilot and program manager, and was a USAF Fighter Weapons School F-15 Instructor Pilot. Following the Weapons School, he worked on the Air Combat Command (ACC) staff in ACC Special Projects responsible for F-15 requirements as well as several Special Access Programs to include F-22 and F-35 operational issues. Upon transferring to the Florida Air National Guard, he commanded the 125th Maintenance Group and retired as the 125th Fighter Wing Commander responsible for seven geographically units operating F-15, C-130 and RC-26 aircraft across a wide spectrum of mission sets. Stacy is a distinguished graduate from the University of North Texas. His education includes a Master's Degree in Aeronautical Science, USAF's Air War College and executive education from Columbia University and the University of North Carolina.