Lt. Col. Scott Snyder Currently serves as the Deputy District Commander for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District.
Lt. Col. Snyder is a native of South Bend Indiana, where he graduated from Ball State University out of Muncie Indiana, in 2001, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Design and a Bachelor’s of Architecture.
He first started his Army career when he enlisted in the Army Reserves in 1994 as a Wire Systems Installer. His first duty position was the Communications Specialist for the 685th Transportation Company, out of Hobart Indiana, where he participated in Operation Roving Sands, at Fort Bliss Texas. After being commissioned from Ball State University in 2001, he attended the Engineer Officer Basic Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and then Ranger School.
Upon graduation from Ranger School, he was assigned as a Sapper Platoon Leader with Alpha Company 317th Engineer Battalion, Fort Benning Georgia from 2002-2004. During his time as platoon leader Lt. Col. Snyder lead his platoon though 21 days of continues major combat operations in March 2003, as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He then severed as Assault and Obstacle Platoon Leader and then Executive Officer for Bravo Company 317th Engineer Battalion.
After attending the Infantry Captains Career Course, he was assigned to the 40th Engineer Battalion, out of Baumholder Germany, where he was assigned as the 2nd BCT, 1AD Assistant Brigade Engineer, and then 40th Engineer Battalion Motor Officer during combat operations in Baghdad and Ramadi, as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005-2006. Following that assignment LTC Snyder commanded Charlie Company 40th Engineer Battalion from 2006-2008 with duties in both Ramadi and Baghdad Iraq.
LLt. Col. Snyder’s next assignment was with the 4th Cavalry Brigade (AC/RC) at Fort Knox Kentucky, where he served as a Company Team and then Battalion S3 Observer/Controller Trainer, and then finally the Brigade Operations Officer from 2008-2010. During his two years with 4th CAV, LTC Snyder trained three rotations of Air Force and Navy Provincial Reconstruction Teams for Afghanistan. Next Lt. Col. Snyder was assigned to the Army Human Recourses Command where he worked as the TRADOC account manager for officer personal management as well as the Generating Forces Section Chief from 2010-2013.
Lt. Col. Snyder’s next assignment after one year at the Naval War College was as the Battalion Operations Officer and then Executive Officer for the 5th Engineer Battalion at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri from 2014-2016. His last assignment was as the Deputy District Commander for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District from 2016-2019.
Lt. Col. Snyder’s military schools include the Naval War College, Infantry Captains Career Course, Engineer Officer Basic Course, Ranger School, Airborne School, Air Assault, Mechanized Leaders Course, and Northern Warfare School. His awards include the Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Meritorious Serves Medal with two oak leaf cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters and “C” device, the Army Achievement Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation, Ranger Tab, Parachutist Wings, Air Assault Wings and a Combat Action Badge.
Lt. Col. Snyder is married and has two children.