Mr. Jonathan “Scott” Scholl hails from Abington, Pennsylvania and enlisted in the Army during 1987 as an Airborne Infantrymen attending One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He served honorably for more than 20 years in the Army and retired from the active component at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin in 2007. Mr. Scholl began his second career as a Department of the Army Civilian, and has been working exclusively with the United States Army Reserve Readiness Training Center since 2007.
Mr. Scholl served as both a light and mechanized Infantrymen in numerous leadership positions throughout his military career, to include; Rifleman, Team Leader, Squad Leader, Section Sergeant, Drill Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Operations Sergeant, Observer-Controller, First Sergeant, and Senior Enlisted Advisor. During his distinguished career as an Army Civilian, Mr. Scholl has served in several capacities to include; Senior Training Instructor/Facilitator, Course Writer, Chief Training Specialist, Course Manager, Leadership Specialist, Supervisory Training Instructor, and Deputy Director of Instruction.
Mr. Scholl’s military assignments included E Co, 1-5 Cavalry, 1st CAV Division (First Team), Fort Hood Texas; C Co, 6-502nd Infantry (Strike), Berlin Brigade, Germany; D Co, 2-187 Infantry (Rakkasan), Fort Campbell, Kentucky; D Co 1-19th Infantry (Rock of Chickamauga), Fort Benning Georgia; E Co 1-508th PIR (Red Devils), 173rd ABN BDE, Vicenza, Italy; G3 Operations Center, Southern European Task Force (SETAF), Italy; and the 3-340th Regiment, 181st Infantry (First Army), Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. His deployments included unique locations across the globe such as; Saudi Arabia/Iraq, Bahrain, Africa, Poland, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Belgium, Germany, Romania, Luxemburg, Turkey, and France.
As Deputy Commandant of the Readiness Training Academy, Mr. Scholl serves as the Senior Army Civilian and principle advisor to the Commandant, responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of a robust School Operations Center and four interdependent Training Directorates specifically designed to deliver a wide variety of learner-centric programs of instruction through world-class training and education geared specifically toward the Army Reserve in order to meet the diverse training and educational requirements of the Total Army, training nearly 6,000 students annually.
Mr Scholl works closely with key personnel across the Army Reserve, the Department of Defense (DoD), and other Federal agencies while advocating Army policies for sustainability, environment, natural resources, safety, and occupational health programs in accordance with Presidential Executive orders, public laws, both state and local, DoD directives, and the Army’s mission. Mr. Scholl is a graduate of the Army Management Staff College, located at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and he has also completed various educational programs and studies offered by North Central Institute, Clarksville, Tennessee, and Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake, Washington.
Mr. Scholl’s military and civilian awards and decorations include the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, NATO Medal, United Nations Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Superior Civilian Service Award, Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, and the Patriotic Civilian Service Award.
Mr. Scholl is married to his lovely wife Dawn Marie, and they live just outside of Fort Knox, Kentucky.