Retired June 1, 1979.
Major General Robert Scurlock is director of budget, Office of the Comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
General Scurlock was born in San Diego, Calif., in 1928. He received a bachelor of science degree from Ohio State University in 1954, a master of business administration degree from the University of Southern California in 1961 and a master of science degree in international affairs from The George Washington University in 1967. He is also a graduate of the Air War College.
General Scurlock entered the Air Force as an aviation cadet in 1948, earned his pilot wings and commission in July 1949 and has remained on active duty since that time.
After serving in the Korean War as a fighter pilot, he entered Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, under the Air Force Institute of Technology program. After graduation in December 1954, he was assigned to the Sacramento Air Materiel area, McClellan Air Force Base, Calif., as a flight test officer and project officer with the Lockheed Aircraft Company, becoming deputy Air Force plant representative in November 1956.
Following graduation from the University of Southern California under the AFIT program in 1961, General Scurlock was assigned to Headquarters Air Force Logistics Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, as a data systems project officer. In May 1962 he began an overseas tour of duty with AFLC as commander of aircraft maintenance facilities in Lebanon and Spain.
In April 1965, General Scurlock was named base utilization project officer for Headquarters Air Defense Command, Ent Air Force Base, Colo., and in September he became chief of the Bases and Unit Branch there.
In August 1966 he went to Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., where he attended the Air War College and concurrently earned a master of science degree from The George Washington University. Following graduation, General Scurlock remained on the faculty of the Air War College until 1969, when he was transferred to Joint Staff duty with the Defense Supply Agency in Alexandria, Va. There, he served as chief of the Production Management Division and, subsequently, as executive officer to the deputy director of contractor administration services.
General Scurlock returned to AFLC in July 1972, and was assigned to the Sacramento Air Materiel Area (now Air Logistics Center), McClellan Air Force Base, Calif., as chief of the Commodities Procurement Division. In February 1973 he was named director of procurement and production for the Sacramento Air Logistics Center.
From February 1975 through September 1976, General Scurlock was deputy chief of staff for procurement and production at Headquarters AFLC. On Oct. 1, 1976, he became deputy for the F-15 with the Aeronautical Systems Division at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. On July 17, 1978, he became director of budget, Headquarters U.S. Air Force.
He is a command pilot. His military decorations and awards include the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters and Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters.
He was promoted to the grade of major general on Aug. 1, 1977, with date of rank July 1, 1974.