An investigation is underway by Army CID special agents following the death of Col. Scott Green.
Green was found unresponsive in his office at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and was pronounced dead.
Green was a 49-year-old career infantry officer. Throughout his career, Green led an Airborne brigade combat team. He also held company command in the 75th Ranger Regiment.
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our teammate. The magnitude of the loss is immeasurable and will be felt across our formation,” stated Lt. Gen. Ted Martin, who heads the Army’s Combined Arms Center at the Kansas post.
“He positively touched the lives of countless Soldiers, Families and Civilians across the force throughout his decorated career,” Martin continued. “We extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.”
A native of South Dakota, Green began his Army career in 1994 after completing an ROTC program at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, South Dakota.
As a career infantry officer, Green served in numerous leadership positions, including company command in the 75th Ranger Regiment, and command of a Brigade Combat Team (Airborne). He served for 27 years. He was a highly decorated combat veteran with multiple tours that included a combat parachute jump. His awards include the prestigious Army’s Legion of Merit and multiple Bronze Star Medals including one for valor.via Military.com
Before his death, Green had been in his current position since July 2019.