Born on January 1, 1960 in Petropavlovka village of Sarkandskii district of Taldy-Kurgan region of Kazakh SSR.
In 1981 - graduated from Tashkent Higher Tank Commander College and served as tank platoon commander, tank troop commander, Chief of Staff and Second-in-command of a tank battalion.
In 1991-2001 Mr. Skokov served in tank and motor rifle troops of Western Group of Forces and Moscow Military District as commander of tank battalion, second-in-command of armored regiment, Chief of Staff and second-in-command at Guard Regional Training Center for junior specialists (armored forces).
2001-2003 – Head of Guard Regional Training Center for junior specialists (armored forces) in Siberian Military District.
2003-2004 – Deputy Chief of Staff of Northern Caucasus Military District.
2004-2007 – Chief of Staff, Vice Commander-in-Chief of the army, Commander-in-Chief of the army in Volga-Urals Military District.
2007-2009 – Vice Commander of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
2009-2011 – Chief of the Army General Headquarters, Vice Commander-in-chief of the Army.
2011-2012 – Deputy Director of NPO OAO Concern Sozvezdie.
2012-2013 – Chief of Staff of the Principal Designer of the Tactical Automated Control Systems in Sozvezdie concern.
2013-2014 – Advisor to CEO and Principal Designer of Sozvezdie concern.
2014 – nowadays – Deputy CEO of OAO United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation.
Awards and ranks
Military orders: Order of Military Merit, Order for Service to the Motherland IV class; medals: Distinguished Service, Military Valor 1 class etc.
Married, 2 sons.