Captain Scott Modesitt graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and commissioned through ROTC as an Infantry officer.
Following initial officer training, Scott reported to Fort Carson, CO to serve in the 4th Infantry Division. While at Fort Carson, Scott served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Rifle Company Executive Officer, and Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) Executive Officer.
Scott attended the Special Forces Qualification Course at Fort Bragg, NC and graduated in December 2014. Upon completion of Special Forces training, Scott reported to 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) where he served as Detachment Commander of Special Forces Detachment-Alpha (SFOD-A) 3314, 3rd Battalion Assistant Operations Officer, and 3rd Group HHC Commander. Scott deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and multiple operations in Africa and the Central Asian States.
Scott’s military education includes Airborne School, Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course, Ranger School, Sapper Leader Course, ARSOF Captain Career Course, Special Forces Qualification Course, SERE School, Military Freefall Course, Winter and Summer Mountain Warfare School, and the USASOC Jumpmaster Course.
His awards and decorations include the Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Military Freefall Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, Sapper Tab, Special Forces Tab, Ram’s Head Device, Ivory Coast Foreign Jump Wings, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 Stars), Valorous Unit Award, and the NATO Medal.
Scott is married to Major Nikki Modesitt (USAF) of Washington, PA, and they have two daughters, Emma and Nora.