Hawthorne Army Depot

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Lt. Col. Scott M. Bishop

Lieutenant Colonel Scott M. Bishop assumed command of Hawthorne Army Depot on 30 June, 2016.

Lt. Col. Bishop was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and raised in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Upon graduating from the University of Wisconsin in 1997, he was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps. Upon completion of the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course in 1998, he was assigned to the 215th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, where he served as a Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Staff Officer.

In August 2002, he was assigned to the 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas where he served as the Brigade S4. Following this assignment, he attended the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course (CLC3) at Fort Lee, Virginia and then assigned to the 589th Brigade Support Battalion, 41st Fires Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. Bishop later commanded the 575th Forward Support Company, 1-21 Field Artillery (MLRS), 41st Fires Brigade.

After command, he served as the Executive Officer, 2-20 Field Artillery (MLRS), 41st Fires Brigade and Support Operations Officer, 589th Brigade Support Battalion, 41st Fires Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. Following attendance at Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, he served as the Support Operations Officer, Special Operations Command South, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, from January 2011 to February 2014. Prior to his assignment at Hawthorne Army Depot, he served as the Logistics Lieutenant Colonel Assignments Officer, Human Resources Command (AHRC), at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Bishop graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. His military education includes the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Captain Career Course (CLC3), and Command and General Staff College.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 oak leaf cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 oak leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal (1 oak leaf cluster), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (1 oak leaf cluster), National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and Parachutist Badge.

Larry M. Cruz

Larry M. Cruz assumed his duties as deputy to the commander on 30 November 2014. In this position, he serves the commanding officer and is responsible for staff supervision and mission execution.

Prior to his selection as deputy to the commander, Cruz was the command executive officer for the 108th Training Command in Charlotte, NC. As such, his duties included oversight of all fulltime staff and acting on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the commander.

Larry began his civil service career in 2004 as a supervisory staff administrator for the 647th Regional Support Group at El Paso, Texas. He remained there until 2007 at which time he transferred to the 108th Training Command in Charlotte, NC.

Aside from his civil service career, Cruz spent 33 ½ years in military service retiring on 1 January 2014 as a full Colonel. He first enlisted into military service with the New Mexico Army National Guard where he spent 3 ½ years as an enlisted Soldier. In December 1984, he was commissioned a second lieutenant through the New Mexico Highlands University Army ROTC program. In January 1985, Cruz went active duty as an Air Defense Artillery Officer spending 9 ½ years on active duty before joining the Army Reserves in 1994. As an Army Reservist, he served as a multi-functional logistician successfully commanding at both the battalion and brigade level, as well as holding a variety of General Officer staff positions. Cruz has received numerous awards throughout his military career to include: the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and 5 Meritorious Service Medals.

A native of Springer, New Mexico, Cruz is a graduate of New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico. There, he earned a bachelor’s in Sociology/Anthropology (1984) and a master’s in Education - Guidance/Counseling (1998). Cruz also graduated from the U.S. Army War College, in his military capacity, earning a master’s in Strategic Studies (2008).

Cruz has received numerous letters and certificates of appreciation, recognition and commendation from his civil service career to include two Commander’s Awards for Superior Civilian Service.