Commanding Officer, Fort Leonard Wood Detachment
Col Scottie S. Redden

Colonel Redden enlisted in the Marine Corps in July 1996 and graduated a Private First Class from MCRD Paris Island, South Carolina in April 1997.  Upon completion of Marine Combat Training and MOS school, Private First Class Redden reported to Company B, 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division in Roanoke, Virginia in August 1997 where he served as a 3521 Diesel Mechanic.  Corporal Redden graduated from Virginia Tech and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in April 1999 through the Officer Candidates Class.  

Upon completion of The Basic School and the Combat Engineer Officers Course, he reported to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, California in March 2000 where he was assigned as a Platoon Commander in Company B.  After assignment as the Company B Executive Officer, First Lieutenant Redden took command of Alpha Company, 1st CEB before deploying as the Regimental Engineer with 1st Marine Regiment for OIF from January to May 2003.

He was promoted to Captain in July 2003 and posted to the Joint Security Directorate, Central Command (Forward) based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Doha, Qatar where he served as Vulnerability Assessment Team Leader responsible for force protection assessments in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa.

Transferred to Recruiting Station San Diego, 12th Marine Corps District in July 2004, Captain Redden served as Operations Officer and Executive Officer responsible for management of officer and enlisted recruiting in California and Nevada.  Upon completion of his recruiting tour in July 2007, Captain Redden attended Expeditionary Warfare School in Quantico, Virginia.  In May 2008 Captain Redden reported to 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group at Camp Hansen, Okinawa where he deployed to Iraq as the Battalion Logistics Officer from August 2008 to March 2009. 

Promoted to Major in April 2009, Major Redden reported to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group at Camp Pendleton, California in June 2009 where he assumed command of Engineer Support Company.  Deployed to Afghanistan in November 2009, Engineer Support Company supported combat operations as part of Operation MASHTARAK.  He was subsequently assigned as the Battalion Operations Officer and deployed again to Afghanistan from May – December 2011.  Upon completion of his assignment at 7th ESB, Major Redden attended Command and Staff College in Quantico, Virginia from June 2012 – June 2013.  

Following completion of Command and Staff College, Major Redden reported to the Command Element, Marine Corps Forces Central Command, Forward in Manama, Bahrain in July 2013 where he served as the G-4 Engineer and Logistics Plans Officer.  Major Redden coordinated engineer support for assigned forces and provided contingency and exercise planning support.

He returned from overseas in July 2014 and was assigned as the 12th Marine Corps District Training Team Officer at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California responsible for training and development of Marine Corps recruiting staff throughout the western United States.  Major Redden transferred to Headquarters, I MEF at Camp Pendleton, California in July 2015 where he assumed duties as the G37 Exercise Officer.  He was promoted to his present rank 1 May 2016.

Selected for battalion command, he assumed the duties as Inspector Instructor, 6th Engineer Support Battalion headquartered in Portland, Oregon July 2016. Lieutenant Colonel Redden relinquished command July 2018 and attended Top Level School at National War College in Washington, DC.  Upon graduation LtCol Redden reported for duty as Military Assistant to the Executive Secretary OSD June 2019.  Lieutenant Colonel Redden was selected to Colonel and received orders to 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.  Upon completion of his assignment at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Lieutenant Colonel Redden reported for duty as the 2d Marine Division AC/S G-4 in July 2021. 

Lieutenant Colonel Redden was selected for command of Marine Corps Detachment Fort Leonard Wood and was promoted to his present rank in October 2021 and reported for duty as the Marine Corps Detachment Commanding Officer in July 2022.

Colonel Redden received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Virginia Tech, a Masters of Military Studies from Marine Corps University, and Masters of National Security Strategy from National Defense University.

Colonel Redden's personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and Navy Achievement Medal.