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Nellis Senior Squadron Commander

Biography of Lt Col Malcolm Arnot

Lt Col Malcolm Arnot Lieutenant Colonel Malcolm Arnot assumed command of the Nellis Senior Squadron on 17 June 2020.  Lt Col Arnot was a CAP Cadet First Lieutenant from 1960 to 1965 and served as the Cadet Squadron Commander for the Clark County Composite Squadron.  He then served in the active U.S. Air Force from 1966 to 1970, then the Air Force Inactive Reserve from 1970 to 1972.  After graduating college in 1973, Lt Col Arnot was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S Marine Corps and retired as a Lt Colonel in 1999 with more than 32-years of military service.

Lt Col Arnot joined CAP and the Nellis Senior Squadron in December 2014 and served in a number of staff assignments, to include 4½ years as the Deputy Commander, prior to assuming command.  In 2016, he was selected as the Nevada Wing Professional Development Officer of the Year.

Lt Col Arnot’s CAP education includes National Staff College, Regional Staff College, Corporate Learning Course, Squadron Leadership School, Officer Basic Course, and Unit Commander’s Course.

Lt Col Arnot’s CAP aeronautical ratings include Mission Observer, Mission Scanner and Airborne Photographer.  His CAP awards and decorations include the U.S. Air Force Organizational Excellence, Achievement, Leadership, Member, Davis, Yeager and Community Service.

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