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2-22 Commander


LTC Scott  D. Wence


LTC Scott Wence was commissioned in December 1998 through ROTC while attending Truman State University in Missouri.  Initially serving as a Platoon Leader in 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry at Fort Drum, New York, he subsequently served in the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. 

Following the Infantry Captains Career Course, LTC Wence moved to Fort Riley, Kansas, where he served on staff as a Battalion Assistant Operations Officer and a Battalion S4.  Following his time on staff, he served as a Company Commander in 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment.  His time in command included a 13 month deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  In 2008, LTC Wence moved to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he served as a Troop Commander in a Special Mission Unit.

After completing the Command and General Staff College in 2012, LTC Wence and his family moved to Fort Riley, Kansas, where he served as a Battalion S3 for 1st Battalion 28th Infantry Regiment and the Brigade S3 for 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in the 1st Infantry Division.  Most recently, LTC Wence served as a Current Operations officer in the Joint Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  Overall, LTC Wence has deployed 9 times including multiple tours in Iraq, Israel, and Afghanistan.

LTC Wence has a Bachelor of Arts in Physiology from Truman State University and a Master of Arts in International Relations from Webster University.  His awards and decorations include:  the Bronze Star with “V” device, Bronze Star with 3 OLC, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with 1 OLC, Meritorious Service Medal with 1OLC, the Army Commendation Medal with 6OLC, the Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge with Combat Jump Device, and the Military Free-Fall Badge.