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Maj. Gen. Scott M. Sherman

Deputy Commanding General - Support/National Guard, United States Army North (Fifth Army)

Maj. Gen. Scott M. Sherman is currently assigned as the Deputy Commanding General - Support and Deputy Commanding General - National Guard for United States Army North (Fifth Army). Additionally he serves as the Commander of Task Force 51, U.S. Army North’s Contingency Command Post, which provides a rapidly deployable capability to partner with civil authorities and DoD entities in response to a Homeland Defense and Homeland Security Operations.

Maj. Gen. Sherman served a short tour serving as the U.S. European Command Deputy J3, Fires and Effects, in Stuttgart, Germany. From 2020 until 2023, he served as the Director of Joint Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, Colorado. In this role, Maj. Gen. Sherman directly supervised the Colorado National Guard Joint Staff and was the commander of the standing Joint Task Force-Centennial, responsible for leading the Colorado National Guard’s response to domestic emergencies.

Other assignments include: G3 (Wartime), Eighth Army/US Forces Korea, Camp Humphreys, South Korea; Command, Leadership and Staff Assignment tour as the Commander of the 169th Field Artillery Brigade and the full-time Colorado National Guard Chief of the Joint; J3, COARNG; G3 Training/Plans Branch Chief, COARNG; Commander, 3-157 Field Artillery, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Administrative Officer and Executive Officer, 169th Fires Brigade, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. 

Maj. Gen. Sherman joined the Colorado Army National Guard in 2000 and served as the full-time Administrative Officer, S-3 and Executive Officer for 1-157th Field Artillery in Longmont, Colorado. He deployed in support of Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Noble Eagle III, and Hurricane Katrina. In 2006, MG Sherman mobilized with the 169th Fires Brigade in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) where he was the Effects Coordinator for the 25th Infantry Division in Tikrit, Iraq.

Maj. Gen. Sherman graduated from U.S. Military Academy in 1992, commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Field Artillery and served on active duty until 1 September 2000.  His previous active duty assignments include: Company Fire Support Officer, B/3-325th Infantry (Airborne), Vicenza, Italy; Battery Fire Direction and Executive Officer, D/319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, Vicenza, Italy; Battalion S-4, 3-325th Infantry (Airborne), Vicenza, Italy; Battalion Fire Direction Officer, 4-1 Field Artillery, Fort Riley, Kansas; Battalion Fire Support Officer, 1-13th Armor, Fort Riley, Kansas; and Commander C/4-1 Field Artillery, Fort Riley, Kansas.

He holds a Master of Business Administration from Colorado State University and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.

His military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and the Senior Parachutist Badge. 

Maj. Gen. Sherman is married to Dr. Valerie Sherman, reside in Greeley, Colorado and they have two adult children.