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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