Lieutenant Colonel Scott “Mac” MacDonald

Lieutenant Colonel Scott “Mac” MacDonald was born on 30 October 1970 in Great Falls, MT and enlisted in the Army in 1992. His enlisted assignments include Basic Training at Fort Knox, KY; Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, TX; Medical Specialist/Lab Technician at Fort Ord, CA; 43d Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) in Korea; 86th Combat Support Hospital at Fort Campbell, KY; Department of Experimental Therapeutics, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), Washington DC; and 10th Combat Support Hospital at Fort Carson, CO.

LTC MacDonald received his Army Commission in the US Army Signal Corps from the Army Officer Candidate School (OCS) in June 2002, holds a Bachelor of Science in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University, a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College, and a Master of Science in National Security Strategy with a concentration in Cybersecurity from the National War College in Washington DC.

LTC MacDonald’s commissioned assignments include, J3, White House Communications Agency (WHCA) (2022-present), Washington, DC; Commander, 302d Signal Battalion (2019-2021), Fort Detrick, MD; J6, Joint Interagency Task Force-National Capitol Region (JIATF-NCR) (2017-2019), Washington DC; J3, Joint Communications Unit (JCU)(2014-2017), Fort Bragg, NC; Assistant Operations Officer, Joint Communications Unit (JCU)(2010-1013), Fort Bragg, NC; Company Commander, 82nd Division Special Troops Battalion (DSTB)(2008-2010, Fort Bragg, NC; Network Operations Officer, 82nd Airborne Division G6 (2006-2008), Fort Bragg, NC; Platoon Leader, Contingency Communications Platoon (CCP), 501st Signal Battalion, Fort Campbell, KY. He has multiple deployments to Iraq, Qatar, Afghanistan, and Jordan.

LTC MacDonald’s military education includes Officer Candidate School, Signal Officer Basic Course, Signal Officer Advanced Course, Naval College of Command and Staff, National War College, Jumpmaster School, Air Assault School and Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE).

LTC MacDonald’s decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, 2 Oak Leaf Clusters (OLC); Defense Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC); Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC); Army Commendation Medal (6 OLC); Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC); Joint Meritorious Unit Award (2 OLC); Meritorious Unit Citation; Combat Action Badge; Expert Field Medical Badge; Master Parachutist Badge; Air Assault Badge.

LTC MacDonald is married to the former Michele Ann Rudolph of Lakenheath, England, they have four children, Samantha (29), Spencer (28), Case (17), and Cavin (15).