COL. Scott Pence
Fort Bragg Garrison Commander
Colonel Scott Pence is from Columbus, Ohio, and received his commission as an Armor officer from the University of Michigan ROTC program.
He began his career as a tank platoon leader with 1-32nd Armor Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and became the first Stryker Recce Platoon Leader in 1-14th Cavalry Squadron. As a captain, he commanded a tank company at Camp Casey, Korea. Later, the 75th Ranger Regiment selected Colonel Pence as the first Armor officer to serve with the regiment, serving as chief of operations for a joint task force in Iraq and as the regimental assistant S-3. He later served as the 75th Ranger Regimental Headquarters Company Commander. Pence served as the Battalion S-3 of 2-503 Infantry (Airborne) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Brigade S-3 of the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vicenza, Italy. He was the commander of 5-73 Cavalry Squadron (Airborne).
Colonel Pence's deployments include three deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and one deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Colonel Pence has a Bachelor's in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan, a Masters of Business Administration from Webster University, a Masters in Operational Arts and Studies, and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the School for Advanced Military Studies. Pence earned the Combat Action Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, and the Ranger Tab.