COL Scott C. Woodward
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment



Colonel Scott C. Woodward was born and raised in Batavia, New York. He graduated from the State University of New York College at Brockport with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. His military education includes: the Armor Officer Basic Course and Scout Leaders Course, Fort Knox, Kentucky; the Aviation Officer Advanced Course, Fort Rucker, Alabama; the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.

His military assignments include: 4th Battalion, 37th Armor, 1st Infantry Division (Later redesignated 2d Battalion, 70th Armor, 1st Armored Division), Fort Riley Kansas, as a Tank Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer; 1st Battalion, 64th Armor, Fort Stewart, Georgia as Battalion Adjutant, Battalion Assistant S3 with deployment to Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Tank Company Commander. He commanded E Troop, 9th Cavalry (Brigade Recon Troop), 2d Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division during Operation Desert Spring and the invasion of Iraq 2003; Plans Officer and Observer Trainer, Battle Command Training Program, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Brigade Plans Officer, 2d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; Battalion Operations Officer, 1st Battalion, 63d Armor, with deployment to Mahmudiyah, Iraq; Brigade Executive Officer, 2d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division; Armor Colonels Assignment Officer, Office of the Chief of Staff, Army, Washington, DC.  He commanded 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division.  G3 (Fwd) 1st Infantry Division (Task Force Lotus Forge), Vicenza, Italy and then deployed as the 1st Infantry Division J3, Operation Inherent Resolve in Erbil, Iraq then returned to Ft Riley as the Chief of Staff (Rear), 1st Infantry Division.  Upon graduation from the War College, he was assigned to HQDA G-3/5/7, Pentagon, Washington D.C.  His previous assignment is as the Director, Commander’s Initiatives Group, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve in Baghdad, Iraq.

          COL Woodward’s awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device; the Bronze Star Medal (2d award); the Defense Meritorious Service Medal; the Meritorious Service Medal (6th award); the Joint Service Commendation medal; the Army Commendation Medal (4th award); the Army Achievement Medal (2d award); the Combat Action Badge; the Parachutist Badge; and the Army Staff Identification Badge.