1st Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion
Major Scott J. Siska

Scott J. Siska is from Mantua, Ohio. He enlisted into the Marine Corps on August 11, 2003, and attended Recruit Training in Parris Island, South Carolina. After Marine Combat Training in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Private First Class Siska attended Financial Management School in Camp Johnson, North Carolina and subsequently reported to his first duty assignment with 1st Force Service Support Group, Camp Pendleton, CA.

During his enlisted time, he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004 as part of a Security Detachment in Al Taqqadum, in 2006 as part of the 15th MEU (SOC) as a Finance Technician supporting Al Anbar Province, and in 2008 as the Camp Fallujah Fiscal NCOIC. Sergeant Siska was accepted into the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP) in 2009, attending MECEP Preparatory School in Quantico, Virginia, and later attended California State University San Marcos as part of the NROTC San Diego consortium receiving a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science.

Staff Sergeant Siska was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant on May 25, 2012 and immediately reported to The Basic School. Upon completion of the Basic School, 2nd Lieutenant Siska was designated as a Communications Officer and attended Basic Communications Officers Course in Quantico, VA., and was subsequently assigned to Communications Company, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC in July of 2013. Here 2nd Lieutenant Siska served as the Wire and TechCon Platoon Commander until his transfer to 2d Combat Engineer Battalion as the Communications Officer in June 2014. 1stLt Siska was credited with moving 2d Combat Engineer Battalion to their new complex in Courthouse Bay.

In June 2016, 1st Lieutenant Siska reported to Recruit Training Regiment, Parris Island, SC, where he served as a Series Commander at 2d Recruit Training Battalion until June of 2018. Captain Siska was then hand selected to lead as a Company Commander, 4th Recruit Training Battalion . During his time at Parris Island, Captain Siska attended Expeditionary Warfare School-Blended Seminar from October 2017 to April 2018 in Camp Lejeune, NC, and MAGTF Communications Planners Course from February to April 2019.

In 2019 Captain Siska was assigned to Marine Wing Communications Squadron 28, Marine Air Control Group 28, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing. During this tour Captain Siska served as the Executive Officer and Operations Officer for Company A, the Company Commander for Company B, and the Deputy Operations Officer for Marine Wing Communications Squadron 28. Captain Siska also supported Operations Allies Welcome in Fort Pickett Virginia in 2021 as an augment to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Current Operations Officer.

In 2022 Captain Siska was assigned to MWCS-18, Co B, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii as the Company Commander and would be promoted to the rank of Major shortly after taking command. Major Siska is credited with the current posture of personnel and equipment as well as the facilities footprint to support Co B, a new formation under the Force Modernization initiative implemented by General Berger, Commandant of the Marine Corps.

His personal decorations include: 2 Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, 3 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals and 3 Marine Corps Good Conduct Medals.

His educational achievements include: Bachelors of Arts in Political Science, Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership, Expeditionary Warfare School (Blended), Naval Command and Staff (Virtual), MAGTF Communications Planner’s Course

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