Member of the Regiment biography for
(Ret.) Scott Long (1998)
COL (Ret.) Scott Longs greatest contribution
to the Signal Regiment and the Armys future was his work on the Army Enterprise
Strategy, and for this he was inducted as a Distinguished Member of the Regiment in 1998.
The Enterprise Strategy influences and will continue to influence development of the
Armys command, control, communications, computers and intelligence for many years.
COL Long began his 25-year career in the Signal Corps as
platoon leader, 426th Signal Battalion, and then Signal officer for 12th
Support Brigade, XVIII Corps, at Fort Bragg, N.C. He later commanded Company C of Long
Lines Battalion (North), 1st Signal Brigade, in Korea, then moved to Germany as
Signal officer for 3d Battalion, 68th Armor, 8th Infantry Division.
He continued with 8th ID as commander of Company C, 8th Signal
Battalion. COL Long returned to the United States as assistant professor of military
science at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., followed by assignment as Signal
officer at 197th Infantry Brigade (Separate) (Mechanized) at Fort Benning, Ga. His next
assignment was in Australia as the U.S. Armys exchange officer to the Australian
School of Signals. He became assistant inspector general at Fort Gordon, Ga., then the
then commanded 67th Signal Battalion at Fort Gordon. He then spent three years at the
office of the director for Command, Control, Communications and Computers, where he was
chief of the Army Enterprise Strategy Task Force and then chief of Space and Strategic
The Enterprise Strategy is the Armys roadmap to
integrating the electronic information and communications systems on the future
battlefield. The strategy assesses existing C4I systems, provides a migration plan to help
shape the Armys C4I investment strategy and articulates nine specific actions for
reshaping Cold War Army information and communications systems. COL Long developed the
plan, staffed it throughout the Army, and received Army Chief of Staff approval.
COL Longs awards and decorations include the Legion
of Merit, Bronze Star and Meritorious Service Medal with two oak-leaf clusters.
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Regimental Special Projects Officer
Long as commander of 67th Signal