Brigadier General Scott D. Legwold
Wisconsin National Guard
He served at the Wisconsin Military Academy for six years starting in 1992, culminating with assignment as regimental
executive officer and operations officer. In 1998 he became the state training officer in the Directorate of
Plans, Operations and Training at Wisconsin National Guard headquarters. He assumed command of the
132nd Forward Support Battalion the following October.In October 2000 he became director of
information management for the Wisconsin Army National Guard, and in January 2004 he was named
chief of the Joint Staff. In April 2006, he mobilized for Operation Enduring Freedom, serving as director
of strategic planning for Combined Forces Command–Afghanistan, then as director, Initiatives Group,
Political Military Affairs, for Combined Security Transition Command–Afghanistan. He returned to
Wisconsin and resumed his duties as chief of the Joint Staff in June 2007.
Brig. Gen. Scott D. Legwold is director of the Joint
Staff, Wisconsin National Guard, and is responsible for
overseeing all joint staff functions, both Army and Air
National Guard, in Joint Force Headquarters.
Gen. Legwold attended Eau Claire Memorial Senior
High School and holds a bachelor's degree from the
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire and a master's
degree from the University of Wisconsin–Stout. His
military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic
Course, the Armor Officer Advanced Course, the U.S.
Army Air Assault Course, the Command and General
Staff College and the Combat Service Support Pre-
Command Course. He is a July 2002 graduate of the U.S. Army War College and received an additional
master's degree in Strategic Studies from that institution. Gen. Legwold is also a 2008 graduate of the
Joint Forces Staff College Advanced Joint Professional Military Education Course.
Gen. Legwold began his military career in September 1979 with Air Force ROTC at the University of
Minnesota. After transferring to UW–Eau Claire in 1981, he joined 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry,
Wisconsin Army National Guard, as a Redeye-Stinger missile gunner. He was commissioned a second
lieutenant through the Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga., in August 1982, and continued in
the 128th as a platoon leader, battalion air operations officer, and company commander.
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Gen. Legwold's military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service
Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the
Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the NATO Medal, the Expert Infantry Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.
He received the U.S. Army National Training Center's Hamby Award and is a member of the Military
Order of Saint Barbara, an honorary society of artillerymen.