Finding Freedom Through Literacy
Thursday, May 26, 6:30 pm
To celebrate Memorial Day, Brigadier General Scott R. Morcomb, USA, Retired, will speak at the St. Charles Public Library on Thursday, May 26 at 6:30 pm. Through his presentation, “Finding Freedom Through Literacy,” Morcomb will entwine the theme of Memorial Day with the importance of reading and life-long learning.
Morcomb is a 1981 graduate of St. Charles High School. His official biography is as follows…
Brig. Gen. Scott R. Morcomb, USA, Ret, graduated as the distinguished military graduate from Winona State University and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Winona State University in 1986.
Immediately following his commissioning, he entered active duty at Fort Rucker, Alabama and graduated from flight school in February 1988 as the Distinguished Graduate. His first assignment was with the 224th Military Intelligence Battalion in Savannah, Georgia. While with the 224th Military Intelligence Battalion, from March 1988 to December 1991, he served as the Battalion S-2, the Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) Executive Officer, the Bravo Company Operations Officer and as the Maintenance Officer while deployed to Honduras.
In 1990, Brig. Gen. Morcomb (Ret) deployed to Iraq with the 15th Military Intelligence Battalion in Support of Operation Desert Storm. During his deployment, he served as the Executive Officer for Alpha Company 15th Military Intelligence Battalion. Following the Gulf War, Brig. Gen. Morcomb was released from active duty and joined the Army Reserve.
Upon joining the Army Reserve, Brig. Gen. Morcomb (Ret) served in a variety of assignments. They include HHC Commander 6-52nd Aviation Regiment, Battalion S-4 6-52nd Aviation Regiment, Commander Bravo Company 6-52nd Aviation Regiment, Battalion S-3 6-52nd Aviation Regiment, Commander Charlie Company 6-52nd Aviation Regiment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, S-3 Task Force Hawk in support of Iraqi Freedom, S-3 244th Aviation Brigade, Team Chief 75th Training Command, Commander 3rd Brigade Great Lakes Division, 75th Training Command, Chief of Staff for the 11th Theater Aviation Command and Aviation Director, U.S. Army Reserve Command G-3/5/7 Aviation. Commanding General, Army Reserve Aviation Command, and Director, USARCENT, Army Reserve Engagement Cell.
Brig. Gen. Morcomb (Ret) is a Master Army Aviator. He is qualified in the UH-1, RU-21, OV-1, and the C-12. He has flown over 3,500 hours in U.S. Army Aircrafts. His military education includes Combined Arms and Staff College (CAS3), Command General Staff College (CGSC) and the US Army War College.
In his civilian career, Brig. Gen. Morcomb (Ret) works as a pilot for American Airlines. He is currently a Captain on the Boeing 737. With American Airlines, he has flown the Boeing 787, 777, 767, 757, 737 and 727, Fokker 100, McDonnell Douglas S80. He has amassed over 15,000 hours as a Pilot with American Airlines.
Brig. Gen. Morcomb (Ret) received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Science from Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota.
His awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Air Medal.
Brig. Gen. Morcomb (Ret) has been married to his wife, Janna, for 34 years and currently lives in Winona, Minnesota. He and Janna have two children; Ciara and Bryant, Daughter in Law Shelby, Son In Law Colton and two grandsons, Cameron James and Lucas Ryan.