Col. W. Scott Gallaway assumed command of 4th Combat Aviation Brigade July 21, 2017. He is a native of Bernardsville, New Jersey, and received his commission from the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Rutgers University in 1996. Over the past 21 years, Gallaway has served in a variety of tactical and strategic assignments to include four combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq and two overseas postings to Kuwait and South Korea. He has deployed as an Apache helicopter platoon leader (Kuwait), Apache helicopter company commander (Afghanistan), aviation task force operations officer (Iraq), aviation brigade operations officer (Afghanistan), and most recently as an aviation battalion task force commander (Afghanistan). Other key assignments include strategist in Army War Plans, assistant executive officer to the Army G-3/5/7, and special assistant to the Army’s chief of staff. In lieu of the senior service college, Gallaway was selected for the Army’s Strategic Planning and Policy Program (ASP3).
Gallaway holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Rutgers University, a Master’s degree in Joint Planning from the Army’s Command and General Staff College, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University. He is currently pursuing a PhD in International Studies from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver.
His military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (four oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (five oak leaf clusters), Air Medal, Combat Action Badge, Senior Army Aviator Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Order of Saint Michael (Bronze).