Lieutenant Colonel Scott J. Desormeaux started his military career as an enlisted infantryman in the United States Marine Corps. He was commissioned as an officer into the Army through the Northeast Louisiana University (NLU) ROTC program in 1994.
His prior assignments include Engineer Platoon Leader, Engineer Company Executive Officer, 2-156 Infantry BN Intelligence Officer, A /2-156 Infantry Company Commander, HHC/2-156 Commander, 2-156 Infantry BN Operations Officer, 2-156 Infantry BN Executive Officer, and 61st Troop Command Deputy Commander.
Lieutenant Colonel Desormeaux’s decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (with one Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Humanitarian Medal, Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, and the Combat Infantry Badge.
Lieutenant Colonel Desormeaux has deployed to Kuwait in support of Desert Storm; to Iraq in 2004 and 2010; and to Japan, Belize, and Haiti in support of National Guard operations. Lieutenant Colonel Desormeaux earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy at NLU, a Master’s of Science Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management from the American Military University. His military education includes the School of Infantry (Marine Corps), Engineer Officer Basic Course, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms Exercise, Intermediate Level Education, and Advanced Operations Course.
Lieutenant Colonel Desormeaux is married to Catherine Desormeaux from Abbeville, La. They have six children: Adam, 25; Amelie, 20; Cecile, 17; Lydia, 14; Marie-Elena, 12; and Ella, 9. Adam and his wife, Blaire, have one son, John-Paul, 2, and another baby on the way.
In addition to his National Guard duties, Lieutenant Colonel Desormeaux owns several healthcare related businesses involving walk-in services, industrial medicine, and occupational therapy in the south Louisiana area.