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Scott B. Avery, COL

Colonel Scott B. Avery was commissioned in the United States Army as a Medical Service Corps Officer in June of 1988 upon graduation from the University of Washington with a Baccalaureate Degree in Political Science. After completing the Medical Service Corps Officer Basic Course in November 1988, he was assigned to Kirchgoens, Germany as the Medical Platoon Leader for 4th BN, 32nd Armor, and 3rd Armor Division. During this assignment he deployed as a part of the 3rd Armored Division in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. In 1992 COL Avery completed Flight School and received a UH-60 Blackhawk transition at Fort Rucker, Alabama. From August of 1992 to December 1994 he was assigned as Section Leader and Maintenance Test Pilot for the 247th Medical Detachment (AA) at Fort Irwin, California (National Training Center); and completed the Maintenance Test Pilot Course at Fort Eustis, Virginia. After attending the Aviation Officers Advanced Course, Fort Rucker, Alabama in May 1995, COL Avery was assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he served in various positions. He served first as Maintenance Platoon Leader, then Operations Officer for the 57th Medical Company (AA) from May 1995 to December 1996. He was then selected to command B Company, 1-159th Aviation Regiment from December 1996 to May 1998 and deployed his company to participate in Operation Joint Guard, Bosnia-Herzegovina. COL Avery subsequently attended the Combined Arms Service Staff School and was assigned as the Battalion S3 for the 56th Medical Evacuation Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, from May 1998 to June 1999. In July 1999 COL Avery attended Command and General Officer Staff Officer College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, graduating in June of 2000. COL Avery then commanded the 45th Medical Company (AA) in Ansbach, Germany from August of 2000 until July of 2002. This time period included two deployments to Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian II. COL Avery moved from Katterbach to Wiesbaden in Germany in 2002 and served as the Battalion XO deploying the Battalion to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Upon redeployment from Germany in 2004, he commanded the 56th Medical Evacuation Battalion at Fort Bragg, NC and was subsequently selected for the Naval War College (NWC). After graduation from the NWC, he deployed with Task Force 62nd Medical Brigade where he served 15 months as the Task Force Chief of Staff, responsible for all EABCT medical support in Iraq. After this tour of duty in Iraq, COL Avery was assigned to the United States Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), where he was responsible for the MEDCOM reorganization campaign and integration of Army Institutional Adaptation. COL Avery most recently commanded the 47th Combat Support Hospital and during this command tour he deployed for six months in support of Operation New Dawn where he commanded Task Force 47th MED at COB Adder Iraq and was responsible for all EABCT medical support in Iraq, as well as the transition of US Medical care to the Department of State medical contractor. COL Avery comes to Fort Benning from Joint Base Lewis-McChord where he served as the Chief of Staff of Western Regional Medical Command.

COL Avery is a Master Army Aviator whose awards include: the Bronze Star Medal (2OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (6 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1OLC), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Southwest Asia Service, Medal (3-BS), Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals, Humanitarian Service Medal, NATO Medal (1-SS), Kosovo Campaign Medal, KLM (Saudi Arabia), KLM (Kuwait), Valorous Unit Award, Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, Expert Field Medical Badge, and Army Parachute Badge. He was awarded the Order of Saint Michael (bronze) Award and the Order of Military Medical Merit. He holds two Masters Degrees; a Masters of Military Arts and Sciences from Fort Leavenworth and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.



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