Scott promoted to brigadier general

Col. Steven T. Scott “pins on” his new brigadier general rank Nov. 3 at the Virginia National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Sandston in a promotion ceremony hosted by Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Long, Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia. (Photo by Cotton Puryear, Virginia National Guard Public Affairs)

SANDSTON, Va. – Col. Steven T. Scott was promoted to brigadier general Nov. 3 at the Virginia National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Sandston in a ceremony hosted by Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Long, Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia. Scott serves at the Assistant Adjutant General – Joint Staff and oversees the readiness, staffing, equipping and funding of the joint staff.

The joint staff has responsibility for planning the Virginia Guard’s support for defense support to civil authorities and provides mission command, sustainment and other support functions when Virginia Guard personnel are on state active duty working with state and local emergency response organizations.

Scott most recently served on the Virginia Guard joint staff as the director of plans and policy analysis. His previous assignments include commander of 91st Troop Command, operations officer for the 29th Infantry Division and commander of 1st Battalion, 246th Field Artillery Regiment. Scott deployed to Kosovo from November 2006 to November 2007 as the deputy commander for civil-military operations for Task Force Falcon, Kosovo Force 8, and he also commanded 1st Battalion, 246th Field Artillery Regiment during the unit’s federal mobilization for Operation Noble Eagle.

Scott was commissioned as a distinguished military graduate into the field artillery in 1982. After commissioning, he served on active duty in the U. S. Army with 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea and the 24th Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Ga.

He holds Masters Degrees in Education Administration from the University of South Carolina and in Strategic Studies from the U. S. Army War College.

Scott is a graduate of the Field Artillery Officer’s Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms Services Staff School, the Command and General Staff College and the Army War College.

His military awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Clusters; the Army Commendation Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Kosovo Campaign Medal; NATO Medal; Korean Defense Service Ribbon, Virginia Bronze Star Medal, Maryland Meritorious Service Medal and the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara.