Brigadier General Scott L. Efflandt, U.S. Army
Provost, Army University
Deputy Commandant, Command and General Staff College
Brigadier General Scott L. Efflandt became the second Provost of the Army University in August 2017. He served as the Deputy Commanding General (Maneuver) for the 1st Infantry Division prior to his current assignment.
Efflandt received an Army commission in 1985 from Marion Military Institute as a Distinguished Military Graduate. For the next two years he served as an Infantry Platoon Leader with the 3rd Battalion, 130th Infantry in the Illinois Army National Guard. Upon receipt of a Regular Army commission in 1987 he assessed to active duty as an Armor Officer.
His operational assignments began with the 5th Battalion, 77th Armor (Steel Tigers) of the 8th Infantry Division in Mannheim, Germany with occasional duty on the Inter-German border. There duties included tank platoon leader, support platoon leader, company executive officer and battalion maintenance officer. Then Captain Efflandt’s next operational assignment in 1992 was with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (Brave Rifles) at Fort Bliss, Texas. During this tour he served in three squadrons as either an assistant S3, the S3 and finally as the commander of B Troop (Bandit) 1st Squadron until he relinquished command at Fort Carson, Colorado in 1996. As a field grade officer at Fort Hood, Texas, he completed three operational deployments to Iraq. While assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division he worked as the Executive Officer of the 2nd of the 12th Cavalry (Thunderhorse), then the 2nd Brigade (Black Jack) S3 and XO and Deputy Brigade Commander. Next he commanded 2-8 Cavalry (Stallions) and from 2010-12 commanded the 1st Brigade (Ironhorse).
Efflandt’s institutional and enterprise assignments include: faculty at the United States Military Academy in the department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, faculty of Joint Operations at the Naval War College in Newport, RI, Army office of Congressional Liaison, Washington DC, and executive officer to the commanders of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and the U.S. Army Forces Command.
Efflandt’s education consists of an associate’s degree from Marion Military Institute; a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice from Southern Illinois University; master’s in Sociology from Texas A&M University, a Master’s of Science in Strategic Studies from the Army War College, and continued graduate study at Salve Regina University. His military education began with the Armor Officer Basic Course and continued through the Army War College. His membership and affiliations include: Fellow—Inter University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, Association of the United States Army, Military Officers Association of America and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
BG Efflandt’s awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit (w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star (w/2 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (w/4 OLC), Meritorious Unit Citation, Naval Unit Citation, Army Commendation Medal (w/3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Medal (w/ star), Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Parachutists Badge and Eagle Scout.