Our Battalion Commander
LTC Scott L. Bartley
Lieutenant Colonel Scott L. Bartley was born in April 1973, in Tokyo, Japan, and was raised in various overseas locations, including Japan, Taiwan, and Germany. After graduating from High School in 1991, he attended Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Indiana where he earned two Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Environmental Health Science and Industrial Hygiene. He was commissioned an Engineer Second Lieutenant through the Purdue University Army ROTC program in August 1995.
Prior to assuming Battalion Command of the Cleveland Army Recruiting Battalion; LTC Bartley has served in various command and operations’ positions, to include, Sapper Platoon Leader, Assault and Obstacle Platoon Leader, and Company Executive Officer with Alpha and Charlie Companies, 8th Engineer Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas from June 1996 to December 1998; 555th Engineer Group Adjutant and Company Commander, Charlie Company, 14th Engineer Battalion, Fort Lewis, Washington from July 2000 to January 2003; Chief, Field Training Exercise Branch/G3 Operations and Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General to the United States Army-Japan, Camp Zama, Japan from February 2003 to August 2005; Military Transition Team Chief for 2-6-2 Iraqi National Police Battalion, Fort Riley, Kansas and Balad, Iraq from February 2007 to April 2008; Battalion Operations Officer and Executive Officer for the 864th Engineer Battalion, Fort Lewis, Washington and Kandahar, Afghanistan from June 2009 to June 2011; and most recently as the Professor of Military Science at the University of Guam Army ROTC program from June 2011 to June 2013.
LTC Bartley is a graduate of the Engineer Officer’s Basic Course, Field Artillery Captain’s Career Course, Command and General Staff College, the Defense Language Institute (Japanese), Airborne School, and the Sapper Leader Course. He earned a Master’s of Science degree in Administration from Central Michigan University in May 2009.
LTC Bartley’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (4 awards), Army Commendation Medal (2), Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2), Joint Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, de Fluery Medal (Bronze), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (4), North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, Airborne Badge, Combat Action Badge, Recruiter Badge, and Sapper Tab.
LTC Bartley is married to the former Amy Lynn Nelson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and has three daughters; Kate (12), Ella (10), and Grace (4). They reside in Bay Village, Ohio.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Michael Mathis
Command Sergeant Major Michael Mathis began his military career after graduating from Warren County High School in Warrenton, Georgia.
After completing Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort McClellan, Al as a Military Policeman, he served with the 529th Military Police Company in Heidelberg Germany on the Personal Protection Team for the NATO Commander.
Before becoming Command Sergeant Major for the Cleveland Recruiting Battalion in October 2012, Command Sergeant Major Mathis served with the Military Police at Fort McPherson, GA; Squad Leader of the 503rd Military Police Battalion (Airborne) fort Bragg NC; Field Recruiter and later Station Commander at Columbus GA; Instructor at Fort Jackson SC; First Sergeant at Los Angeles, CA; Command Sergeant Major Baton Rouge, LA; and Command Sergeant Major Dallas, TX.
Command Sergeant Major Mathis completed all phases of the Noncommissioned Officer Development Program to include the First Sergeant Course. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, TX. In addition to his military education he has earned a BS degree in Human Resources from Excelsior College and is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management.
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters; the Army Commendation Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters; the Army Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters; the Army Good Conduct Medal with eight silver Knots, the National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2nd Award), the Kuwait Liberation Medal, the Saudi Liberation Medal, the Southwest Asia Campaign Medal, the Superior Unit Award (3rd Award), the Parachutist Badge, the Gold Recruiter Rind and the coveted Glenn E. Morrell Recruiting Award.
Command Sergeant Major Mathis is married to the former Burnette love and they have two children, Brianna and Brandon and one granddaughter, Ryleigh.