LTC Christopher J. Scott

 
LTC Christopher “CJ” Scott was born in San Diego, CA, in Aug 1975, but is a native of Pittsburgh, PA. 
 
He enlisted as an Artilleryman in 1999 and was commissioned from Officer Candidate School in 2002 as an Engineer Officer assigned to United States Army-Pacific. From 2006-2008, LTC Scott served in Iraq as the Brigade Engineer for the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. In 2009, CJ deployed the Combat Engineer Company, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, to Afghanistan. These tours were followed by two years a Project Manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. In 2013, he graduated as an American exchange student from the Goh Keng Swee Command and General Staff College in Singapore. From 2014-2016, he was assigned as the Battalion Executive Officer for the 169th Engineer Battalion at Fort Leonard Wood, before serving as the Engineer Advisor Detachment Chief to the Royal Saudi Army Engineer School in Saudi Arabia. 
 
His significant military education includes the Engineer Officer’s Basic Course and Captain’s Career Course, the Goh Keng Swee Command and General Staff College (Singapore), the Joint Engineer Officer Course and the Defense Security Assistance Course. CJ is a certified Project Management Professional with civilian education that includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Mary Washington, and a Master’s Degree in Geological Engineering from University of Missouri, Rolla.
 
His personal awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), and other various awards and the Combat Action Badge.
 
LTC Scott survived his wife of 15 years, Marichu, and is raising their three children: Carson (10), Brooklyn (10), and Milan (9).