Go Bold #10: Stories from the Cockpit: Colonel (Ret) Scott Campbell on the A-10 Warthog (Part 2)

USAF Colonel (Ret) Scott “Soup” Campbell (Left)

A-10 Warthog – photo by Joetey Attariwala

We continue our chat with U.S. Air Force Colonel (Ret) Scott “Soup” Campbell, who is a A-10 fighter pilot, and a highly decorated combat-tested leader who also served as Wing Commander of the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona.

In this episode we focus on the formidable A-10C Warthog, a modernized version of the original A-10. Colonel Campbell speaks about the upgrades which make the jet even more lethal than its predecessor, making it virtually unmatched in the Close Air Support (CAS) role.

You’ll hear how the Air Force integrates and communicates with the Army and Marine Corps, and you’ll hear about Forward Air Controllers (FAC), Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC), and why the Air Liaison Officer (ALO) position was created.

Colonel Campbell speaks about how the A-10 is utilized in combat, and why military members across services have a love affair with the jet.

You’ll also hear what the A-10 community most wishes for to make the jet even more capable than it already is.

Thanks to Colonel Campbell for his time, kindness, insight and support for this podcast!

Go Bold!