Major General Scott G. West
U.S. Army Retired
EWU ROTC Class of 1976
48th Quartermaster General of the Army
A native of Moses Lake, Washington, Major General Scott G. West was commissioned in the United States Army in June of 1976 following graduation from Eastern Washington University (EWU) with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. His military education includes the Quartermaster Officer Basic and Advance Courses, Army Command and General Staff College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. His civilian education includes graduate degrees in Logistics Management from Florida Institute of Technology, and in National Resource Management from the National Defense University.
Major General West as a Cadet at Eastern Washington University.
Major General West has held key leadership and staff positions in numerous units, including 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized), 2d Infantry Division, 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment, 1st Corps Support Command, 6th Infantry Division (Light) and 7th Infantry Division (Light). He served as the Division Parachute officer, 407th Supply and Transport Battalion (Golden Griffins), 82d Airborne Division during Operation Just Cause, and as the Executive Officer of the Golden Griffins during Operation, Desert Storm. Other assignments include Chief, Office of the Quartermaster General, Fort Lee, Virginia; Chief, Sustainment Division, Director for Logistics, Joint Chiefs of Staff, J4, the Pentagon, Washington DC; and Executive Officer to the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, United States Army. He served as the Commanding General of the United States Army Quartermaster Center and School and was the 48th Quartermaster General of the Army from May 2003 to August 2005.
Major General West became the Commanding General of the 21st Theater Support Command of the United States Army Europe and Seventh Army in August of 2005. Following that assignment, he assumed command of the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command on 22 April 2008. MG West retired from the United States Army in January 2010.
Major General Scott West addresses a crowd at a groundbreaking ceremony in Warren, Michigan.
Major General West held several command positions including the 706th Main Support Battalion, 6th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, the 46th Corps Support Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, and the Joint Logistics Command in Joint Task Force Aguila during humanitarian assistance operations in Central America following Hurricane Mitch in 1998-99.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Defense Superior Service Medal, Parachute Rigger, Pathfinder and Master Parachutist Badges.
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15 thoughts on “EWU Military Science Hall of Fame: Major General Scott G. West”
Gem.West Just wanted to say how proud I am of you. Long time since the 600 QM.
A blast from the past. Nearly 40 years since we served together in 600th QM Co. Thank you for your kind comment. My career success was due to the great Soldiers with whom I was privileged to serve. Thanks, again.
Airborne, All the Way,
I was a skinny Hawaiian drummer living on your floor in the dormitory. I had Gale Johnson as a roommate one semester, Doug Poulson the next and Jackson Ng the next.
We had a wild bunch of guys and Ken was the RA. I am so impressed with your success and accomplishments!
I went back to Hawaii to go to the University of Hawaii. Then Berklee College of Music and Manhattan School of Music.
I remember the streaking and food fights in the cafeteria. And I got my bed taken to the top floor!
I am producing a musical about service dogs helping veterans with PTSD.
Will save you orchestra seats when it opens!
Aaron, sorry for my slow response. Thank you for your nice comments. We share great memories from our days at Eastern. Thanks for the work you are doing veterans and their service dogs. Be well.
Forgot to check in!
Time has flew by. Now back in Hawaii waiting to get vaccinated then will head back to NYC. Covid 19 has changed our lives and brought more challenges. We had food fights in Tawanka and streakers to contend with!
Gen West this is Ret.Msg Jimmy Langley ,A Co.123 rd Maint.just wanted to thank you for your leadership,always had highest respect Thanks Again!
Wow, another great blast from the past. I think we served together at Cooke Barracks in Goeppingen. Great to hear from you, my friend. Be well.
Maj Gen (Ret) West, I am so glad to see your Induction into the Hall Of Fame. You are a Great Officer whom I am proud to have served with in the 600th and Quartermaster Center and School. SFC( Ret) Roy C Lewis
One of the greatest Commanders that I ever had the pleasure of serving under during my 24+ years in the US Army. A soldiers soldier who lead by example and trained beyond standard. He was an amazing Quartermaster General who implemented great changes to the food service program as well as other quartermaster MOS’s. He was also a great leader of 21st TSC in Kaiserslautern Germany where I served under him as one of his favorite Dining facility managers. Congratulations Sir, it is an honor well-deserved.
SFC (Ret) Eric Jenkins
Scott—I always knew you would do well. Having grown up in a military family, I have all the respect in the world for your career choice. I don’t know if you were aware, but after my dad died, if my mom had decided to go back to England, your folks had offered to let me live with your family and finish school in Moses Lake…it would have been interesting. Always your buddy Scott…..Dale
All of these comments are TRUE and accurate. I too had the distinct pleasure serving with and striving to be 1/2 the soldier this great American patriot exemplified each and every day. Your sense of humor was always appreciated when “we were embracing the suck” during our frequent readiness training “goat rope clusters”. Many of your sayings (Westisms) earned a spot “in the book”. Congratulations Sir!
MG West, what an absolute honor to have served with you in the 1ST COSCOM air office. Always knew you had it! As a fellow Washington native I salute you Sir
SGM Jere Cornell
Proud of you MG West, FT Bragg 46th CSG,
Haigler your Group S3
Scott, it’s been 40 years since we attended the QM Advanced Course together. I also ran into you at CGSC briefly in 1987. When we were in the QM. Advanced course together in 1982, the topic of, who is going to be the most successful in are class, came up. I made a prediction back then, to one of our classmates, John Angivine. Remember him Scott? I predicted that, if anyone was going to attain the rank of General Officer, it would be Captain Scott West. Congratulations Scott. Quite an achievement, to say the least Scott. One other thing, you have made a true profit out of me. I must have just missed you at Fort Wainwright. I worked for (ret) General Ward before retiring myself. Believe it or not, I continue to live in Alaska. Take care of yourself Scott, and give your spouse my best. Phillip (Phil) M. Jones…
Gen West all of these folks know of your service and how honorably you served but, I think our time together in Alpha Co. 299 CSS tops them all when you were Cpt. West the hard charging Company Commander I learn to not come to you with a problem, unless you have a solution in hand, I went through 24 years of service and always remember these traits you instilled in me…..Thanks Msgt Nick