LTC Scott E. Holden
Lieutenant Colonel Scott Holden assumed command of the Syracuse Army Recruiting Battalion on 31 July 2016. LTC Holden is a native of New York, born in Batavia and a graduate from Perry Central High School. Shortly after graduation, he enlisted in the Army and served as an Infantryman for over 11 years in a variety of assignments to include a deployment to Operation Desert Shield/Storm with the 3/187 (Rakkasans), Fort Campbell KY. LTC Holden earned his commission as an Infantry Second Lieutenant from the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, GA in 1997. LTC Holden was career field designated into the Adjutant General Corps in 2006.
His previous assignments include: Adjutant General Branch representative and Instructor of Logistics and Resource Operations, US Army Command & General Staff College, and G-1 of the Combined Arms College of Leadership Development and Education, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Brigade S-1, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas, which included a deployment to Iraq, as part of Operation New Dawn; Recruiting Company Commander, Lincoln Nebraska, 5th Recruiting Brigade, Des Moines Recruiting Battalion; Battalion S3 air and Company Commander of Charlie and Headquarters Companies, 1st CAV Division, 3rd Brigade 1/9 Calvary Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas, which included a deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom II; Platoon Leader in the 4th Infantry Division, 1st Brigade, 1-22 Infantry, Fort Hood, Texas.
His professional military education includes the U.S. Army Command & General Staff Officer College, and the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Ranger School, Airborne School, and Air Assault School.
LTC Holden holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Tarleton State University and a Masters of Arts in Human Resources Management from Webster University. He is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resource (SPHR).
LTC Holden’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2nd award), the Meritorious Service Medal (6th award), Army Commendation Medal (6th award), Army Achievement Medal (6th award) National Defense Service Medal with star, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge with star, Expert Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Troy C. Baylis
Command Sergeant Major Troy C. Baylis is native to the island of Jamaica. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in August 1992, attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and Advance Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and awarded the Light Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic (63B) Military Occupational Specialty.
Command Sergeant Major Baylis’ duty positions include Squad Leader, Recovery Team Sergeant, Shop Foreman, Motor Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Senior Maintenance Advisor, Senior Small Group Leader, Battalion Operations NCO, First Sergeant, Deputy Commandant, Chief Instructor, Ordnance Corps Regimental Operations NCO, Advance Individual Training Department Sergeant Major, Brigade Operations Sergeant Major, and Course Facilitator (USASMA).
Command Sergeant Major Baylis’ assignments include 31ST Maintenance Company, 557TH Maintenance Company, and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, National Training Center Combat Service Battalion, Fort Irwin, CA; Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Division Artillery (DIVARTY) and the Noncommissioned Officer Academy Hawaii, 25TH Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI; Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2-320TH Field Artillery Battalion and 426TH Brigade Support Battalion, 1ST Brigade Combat Team, 101ST Airborne (Air Assault) Division, Fort Campbell, KY; and the Ordnance School’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Tactical Support Equipment Training Department, and Regimental Office, 59TH Ordnance Brigade, Fort Lee, VA. His deployments consist of Operations Enduring Freedom V, XI, and Operations Iraqi Freedom 07-09.
Command Sergeant Major Baylis’ military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course, First Sergeant’s Course, Recovery Operations Course, Total Army Instructor Course, Systems Approach to Training Course, Hazardous Materials Course, Fuels and Energy Management Course, Air Assault Schools, Faculty Development Course (Phase 1 and 2), and Modern Army Combative Course (Level-1). His civilian education includes an Associate in General Studies Degree from Central Texas College. Sergeant Major Baylis is a graduate of the United States Army’s Sergeant’s Major Course, Class 66. Command Sergeant Major Baylis’ awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (2OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2OLC), Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2ND Campaign Star), Iraq Campaign Medal, NATO Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2ND), Army Good Conduct Medal (3rd Silver Loop), Overseas Service Ribbon (4TH), Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Air Assault Badge, Combat Action Badge, and Driver/Mechanic Badge, recipient of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara Medal and Order of Samuel Sharpe and inductee into the Sergeant Audie Murphy club.