COL. Scott Pence
Fort Bragg Garrison Commander
Col. 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, Pence commanded a tank company at Camp Casey, Korea. Later, the 75th Ranger Regiment selected Pence as the first Armor officer to serve with the regiment.
Pence started as a chief of operations for a joint task force in Iraq and as the regimental assistant S-3. He then 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).
Pence's deployments include three deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and one deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with seven Oak Leaf Clusters, Iraq Service Medal, and the Afghanistan Service Medal. Pence earned the Combat Action Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, and the Ranger Tab.