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Brig. Gen. L. Scott Linton

88th Readiness Division Deputy Commanding General (Readiness)

Brigadier General Scott Linton grew up in Morris, New York.  He currently serves as the Deputy Commanding General (Readiness) for the 88th Readiness Division.  BG Linton enlisted in the Army in 1985 and served in the 218th MP Company as a Patrolman in Garmisch, Germany.  After his initial tour, he enlisted in the United States Army Reserve as a Basic Rifle Marksmanship Instructor in the 98th Training Division (IET) earning his Sergeant Stripes.

He graduated in 1992 from the State University of New York at Cortland and commissioned as an Armor Officer.  After attending the Armor Officer Basic Course and Cavalry Scout Platoon Leader's Course, he served in A-Troop, 5/9 Cavalry Squadron as Scout Platoon Leader.  BG Linton transitioned to the Transportation Corps and was assigned to the 25th ID (L) DISCOM.  During this time he served as the Assistant Movement Control Officer (MCO), HHC Executive Officer, and deployed to Port-au-Prince Haiti as the HHC DISCOM Detachment Commander (Fwd).  Following the completion of the Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, he served as 10th ID (L) DISCOM MCO atFort Drum, NY and deployed to Zagreb Croatia as the SFOR Support Command C3 Logistics Plans Officer.  BG Linton was selected for the Active Guard and Reserve (AGR) Program with his first assignment as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN.  He was then assigned as the S2/3 at the 1173rd Transportation Battalion in Brockton, MA followed by an assignment as the Assistant Operations Officer at 1185th Transportation Brigade in Lancaster, PA where he deployed as the Plans Officer to the Port of Shuabia Kuwait.  After graduating from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, BG Linton served as an Operations Officer at the 98th Training Division (IET) in Rochester, NY followed by his selection to serve as the Deputy Commander 1179th Transportation Brigade at Fort Hamilton, NY.  Following graduation from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, PA, BG Linton was assigned to the Army Staff in Washington, DC and assumed successive duties in the Army G4 as the Operations Contract Support Branch Chief, Current Operations Division Chief, and the G43 Deputy Director.  He then was assigned as the Chief of Staff for the 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) in Los Angeles, CA.  After this assignment, BG Linton served as the Army Reserve G-4, responsible for Equipping, Sustaining, and Maintaining a force of 200,000 Soldiers worldwide. BG Linton served as the Commanding General of the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), leading a team of skilled logistics professionals comprised of nearly 9,000 Soldiers and Civilians across the United States.  Prior to his assignment as the Deputy Commanding General of the 88th Readiness Division, he served on the Joint Staff as the Chief of Staff for the Countermeasures Acceleration Group formally referred to as Operation Warp Speed. 

BG Linton has deployments in support of Operation Restore Democracy, Operation Joint Guard, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

BG Linton earned a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Economics, a Master's Degree in Human Resources Technology, and a Master's Degree in Strategic Studies.  His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Staff Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and the Army Staff Identification Badge.

BG Linton is married to the former Dr. Crystal Bao-Ngoc Nguyen of Sugar Land, TX and has two children, Gavin and Sierra.