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1-71 Commander

  Lieutenant Colonel Scott C. Nauman

LTC Scott Nauman was commissioned as an Infantry Officer from the United States Military Academy in 1995. After graduation from IOBC, Airborne, and Ranger School he was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment at Ft. Campbell, KY.  There he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Anti-Tank Platoon Leader, and Anti-Tank Company Executive Officer.  While serving as a Rifle Platoon Leader, LTC Nauman deployed to Panama for four months in support of Operation Jungle Warrior conducting security operations in the Panama Canal Zone.

Following attendance at the Armor Officers Advanced Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky in 2000, he was assigned to the Headquarters, 1st Armored Division in Bad Kreuznach and later Wiesbaden, Germany where he served as the Deputy Secretary to the General Staff.  In 2001, LTC Nauman became the S3/Air, for 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry in the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division stationed in Baumholder, Germany.  In 2002 he took command of A Company.  He deployed the company to OIF I in 2003 where he served in Baghdad with Task Force 1-35 Armor.  After changing command in Iraq, LTC Nauman served as a MiTT team leader first in Taji and then Mahmudiya.  After returning to Germany, LTC Nauman was assigned to the Combat Maneuver Training Center (CMTC) in Hohenfels, Germany.  From September 2004 to June 2007 he served as a Reconnaissance O/C, Armor Company O/C, and Task Force Executive Officer O/C.

In summer 2007, LTC Nauman returned to the United States and attended the Command and General Staff College in Leavenworth, Kansas.  Following graduation in 2008, he was assigned to 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division at Ft. Riley, KS where he initially served as the Brigade S5.  In 2009 while again serving in Baghdad, he became the S3 for the 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, at FOB Justice, Baghdad.  After returning to Ft. Riley, LTC Nauman transitioned from the Battalion to become the Brigade S3.  He served for 24 months as the Brigade S3 for 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division during which time the Brigade converted to an Advise and Assist Brigade, deployed to Iraq again in support of Operation New Dawn as the last brigade in Baghdad, then redeployed to Ft. Riley and converted back into a Heavy Brigade Combat Team while assuming the Regionally Aligned Brigade mission for AFRICOM.  In 2012, LTC Nauman was reassigned to the 10th Mountain Division (Light), at Fort Drum, NY.  He has served as the Division Chief of Operations (CHOPs) since July 2012.

LTC Nauman has a Bachelor of Science in International/Strategic History (Middle East) from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Masters of Human Relations in Organizational Leadership from the University of Oklahoma.  His awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (with 2 oak leaf clusters), the Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 oak leaf clusters), the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (with 2 oak leaf clusters), the Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Basic Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge.