Colonel Scott M. Naumann
Commander, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division(LI)
COL Scott M. Naumann received his commission as an Infantry officer from the United States Military Academy in 1996. His first assignment was with the 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and S3 Air. In 1999, he was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 82nd Airborne Division and served as the Aide-de-Camp to the Deputy Commanding General for Operations.
Following completion of the Armor Officer Advanced Course (AOAC) in 2000, COL Naumann moved to Fort Lewis, Washington, where he served as the Battalion Assistant S3 and B Company Commander in the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team (Stryker), 2nd Infantry Division. In 2003, he was assigned to 2nd Ranger Battalion where he served as the Battalion Assistant S3 during multiple combat deployments to Afghanistan between 2003 and 2005. Later, COL Naumann commanded C Company, 2nd Ranger Battalion, during a combat deployment to Iraq in 2006.
After completing Intermediate Level Education (ILE) in 2008, COL Naumann was assigned to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, with the 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. During this tour, he served as the Squadron S3 and later as the Brigade S3 during the Brigade’s combat deployment to Iraq, from 2008 to 2009. Following redeployment, COL Naumann served as the Brigade Executive Officer and later deployed to Afghanistan in 2011.
In August of 2011, COL Naumann reported to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he served as the Task Force All American Chief of Plans (Rear). He assumed command of 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, in February of 2012. Following battalion command, COL Naumann was selected as an Army War College Fellow at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He completed his fellowship in May of 2015.
COL Naumann holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Military History from the United States Military Academy and a Masters degree in Diplomacy and Security Studies from Hawaii Pacific University. He is a graduate of the following schools: Airborne, Ranger, Air Assault, Pathfinder, Jumpmaster, IOBC, AOAC, CAS3, ILE, and the Army War College.
COL Naumann has deployed seven times to either Iraq or Afghanistan. His awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (with two oak leaf cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with one oak leaf cluster), Air Force Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (with one silver oak leaf cluster), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with two Campaign Stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (with three Campaign Stars), the Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge, and German, Russian, British, Canadian, and Dutch Parachutist Badges.