Brig. Gen. Theodore R. Scott III is the Commanding General for the 78th Troop Command in the Georgia Army National Guard. Prior to his present assignment, Scott served as the Regiment Commander for the 122nd Regiment Regional Training Institute (RTI), Georgia Army National Guard.

Scott is also dual-hatted as Deputy Commanding General (Reserve Component), U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (USAICoE).

Scott is the senior Military Intelligence Officer in the Georgia Army National Guard with a long and distinguish career of 37 years of service. He entered the Georgia Army National Guard in 1986. He commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in August 1997 after completing Officers Candidate School.

Scott has served as the State Intelligence Officer (G2/J2), Deputy Brigade Commander of the 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Battalion Commander of the 221st Military Intelligence Battalion and Company Commander of the 248th Military Intelligence Company. He deployed to Kosovo in 2010-2011 to serve as the S2 for NATO’s Multi-National Battle Group-East. He deployed to Iraq in 2005-2006 where he served as S2 for the 118th Field Artillery Battalion during Operation Iraqi Freedom.


As the 78th Troop Command Commanding General, Scott provides leadership and oversight to ensure operational readiness of the 78th Troop Command’s more than 1,900 Soldiers in response to state, regional and national emergencies. Scott is part of the Georgia Army National Guard’s history as the 78th’s first African-American Commanding General.

As the USAICoE DCG, Scott serves as the Senior Reserve Component Advisor to the USAICoE Commanding General; Chief, National Guard Bureau; and Director, Army National Guard. He drives Army National Guard and Army Reserve integration into Army Intelligence & Security Enterprise (AISE) training and modernization initiatives and the greater DoD and Army Intelligence Enterprise.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgia State University; a Master of Science in Business Management from University of Maryland Global Campus; and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and the NATO Service Medal.