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Scott F. O'Grady was born in Brooklyn, New York. He moved with his family to Long Beach, California, then to Ridgewood, New Jersey, and finally to Spokane, Washington. He graduated from Lewis and Clark High School and attended the University of Washington for one year before transferring to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree (Aeronautical) and was commissioned through the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps program.

Following college, Mr. O'Grady attended the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, from November 1989 to December 1990. He was then assigned to F-16 pilot training at Luke Air Force Base until December 1991 when he began his first operational assignment flying the F-16 at the 80th Fighter Squadron, Kunsan Air Base, Korea. In 1993, he was reassigned to the 526th Fighter Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany, until assuming a position in 1994 with the 555th Fighter Squadron in Aviano, Italy. In 1995, he was assigned as an F-16 pilot with the 466th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. In 1998, he was assigned to a joint survival agency at Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, Washington. After 12 years of military service he entered inactive reserve status in February 2001. Shortly after, he enrolled at Dallas Theological Seminary and graduated with a Masters Degree in the spring of 2007. He also was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in public service by the University of Portland in Oregon.

Captain O'Grady has accumulated more than 1,300 military flying hours including over 1,000 in the F-16.

Captain O’Grady was helping enforce the NATO no-fly zone policy in the skies over Bosnia when a Soviet-made anti aircraft missile slammed into his F-16. He tells his incredible story of how he survived in hostile territory for six days before being rescued by the U.S. Marines in his book, Return With Honor, which spent six weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. He has also published Basher Five-Two, a children’s edition of his original story. His courageous story has also been documented on the Discovery Channel presentation, Behind Enemy Lines. In addition, he has been featured on CNN’s Voices of the Millennium, and Then and Now, series that focus on the most influential personalities of the past 25 years.

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