Lieutenant Colonel Scott McFarland
Regimental Support Squadron Commander
Lieutenant Colonel Scott McFarland is a native of Wilbraham, MA. He attended Stonehill College in North Easton, MA where he graduated in 1995 with Bachelor’s Degrees in Criminal Justice and History and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Ordnance Corps.
LTC McFarland’s initial assignments were as a Platoon Leader and Executive Officer for the 61st Maintenance Company, 227th Maintenance Battalion, Camp Kyle, Republic of Korea. Returning stateside in 1997, he served as the Maintenance Control Officer and Executive Officer for the 632nd Maintenance Company, 87th Corps Support Battalion, Fort Stewart, GA. Shortly after promotion to Captain, he assumed duties as the Battalion S-3 for the National Training Center Corps Support Battalion. In April 2000, LTC McFarland assumed command of the 557th Maintenance Company, NTC CSB, at Fort Irwin, CA. Following command, he served as the Ordnance Team Chief, 3-309th Training Support Battalion, 78th Infantry Division in Syracuse, NY.
In 2004, he was assigned to the Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM), Directorate of Combat Development for Enterprise Systems (DCD-ES), Fort Lee, VA. LTC McFarland deployed as a DCD-ES liaison during OIF III for the Division Support Command (DISCOM), 3rd Infantry Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad and during OIF IV for the Division G4, 101st Airborne Division, Multi-National Division-North. Shortly after being assigned to Fort Drum, NY, LTC McFarland returned to Multi-National Division-Baghdad during OIF 09-11 as the Deputy Support Operations Officer, 10th Sustainment Brigade. While deployed, he transferred to Multi-National Division-North and assumed duties as Support Operations Officer for the 277th Aviation Support Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade. Following a short dwell, LTC McFarland transitioned to Executive Officer and deployed the 277th Aviation Support Battalion to Bagram Airfield during OEF XI. Upon redeployment, LTC McFarland assumed duties as the Professor of Military Science at the University of Massachusetts Army ROTC Program in Amherst, MA.
LTC McFarland’s military education includes the Ordnance Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, the Logistics Executive Development Course and the Intermediate Level Education Course at Fort Leavenworth, KS. He earned a Masters in Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (2nd award), the Meritorious Service Medal (4th award), the Army Commendation Medal (3rd award), the Army Achievement Medal, the Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal (2nd award), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Air Assault Badge, and the Parachutist Badge.
LTC McFarland is married to the former Jennifer Markham of Hampden, MA and they have one 5-year old daughter, Erin.