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James D. Scrogin


Lieutenant Colonel James D. Scrogin is a career U.S. Army Field Artillery officer currently assigned to the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center's Command and General Staff College as a tactics instructor and small group advisor. His previous assignment was as the Professor of Military Science at Purdue University Army ROTC “Boilermaker” Detachment, located at West Lafayette, Indiana. A MiTT/Combat Advisor veteran, he served as the primary advisor to the Zabul, Afghanistan Provincial Chief of Police while also serving as the XO/S3 for Fires Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, and as a brigade MiTT executive officer and fires advisor to the Iraqi Army 52nd Brigade in ar-Ramadi and al-Basra. Prior to serving as an advisor he performed duties as a Battalion Operations Officer and an Observer/Controller-Trainer (O/C-T) for 2nd Battalion, 362nd Field Artillery, 5th Armored Brigade (Training Support), where he  established programs of instruction and training plans for the first iterations of Combat Advisors who attended consolidated MiTT training at Camp Funston, Fort Riley, KS.

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