Scott E. Patnode has been promoted to the rank of colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve. Patnode, a commander with 23 years of military service, is assigned to the 459th Operation Support Flight, Andrews Air Force Base, Camp Springs, Md. He is the son of Edward L. Patnode of Keeseville. Patnodes wife, Jeanne, is the daughter of Jacqueline Wahleithner of Nipawin Way, Orangevale, Calif. The colonel graduated in 1981 from Saratoga Springs High School, and received a bachelors degree in 1985 from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.