IN RECOGNITION OF Colonel Scott McFarlane’s Dedicated Service in the U.S. Army
HON. MIKE GALLAGHER
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 27, 2019
Madam speaker, I rise today to honor the career and dedicated service of Door County Veteran Service Officer, Colonel Scott A. McFarlane.
Colonel McFarlane spent 30 years in the U.S. Army in both active and reserve service. While enlisted, he attended numerous specialized military schools, expanding his ability to further serve our nation. His first deployment was in support of Operation Desert Storm as the Commander of Eagle Troop, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. Colonel McFarlane was later deployed as a reservist to Iraq in 2005.
In addition to his deployments abroad, he served as Brigade Commander of Future Combat Systems at Fort Knox, Kentucky and as Deputy Commander for Mobilization at Fort McCoy. Colonel McFarlane’s service earned him the Bronze Star with “V” device, the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Iraq Campaign Medal, and the Kuwait Liberation Medal.
In 2006, Colonel McFarlane was named the Door County Veteran Service Officer (CVSO). Prior to being named CVSO, Colonel McFarlane assisted veterans as the Regional Coordinator for the State of Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs and at King Veterans Home. His dedication to country, service, and his fellow veterans consistently shows throughout his career. During his 30-year career in the U.S. Army, Colonel McFarlane served as CVSO for 13 years, serving 6 of those year during multiple deployments.
As we pause to look back on the impact Colonel McFarlane left on the those he served, it is without a doubt that his commitment to those he served, his devotion to his fellow veterans, and his love for his country left a lasting impression. Upon retiring as CVSO, he will enjoy spending more time with his wife Cori, his children, and his grandchildren.
Colonel Scott McFarlane’s service to this country and to his fellow veterans is unparalleled. Madam Speaker, I urge all my colleagues to join me in thanking Colonel McFarlane for his service to this great nation and his commitment to supporting countless veterans in Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District. Thank you, Madam Speaker. I yield back.