Shigley, Scott, SFC

Military Police Corps (Enlisted)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Current/Last Service Branch
Military Police Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
31E-Internment/Resettlement Specialist
Current/Last MOS Group
Military Police Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2005-2007, 31E, 4th Infantry Division
Previously Held MOS
95B10-Military Police
95C10-Internment/Resettlement Specialist
95B20-Military Police
31C10-Radio Operator-Maintainer
Service Years
1983 - 2008
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Cold War Certificate

Sergeant First Class


Seven Service Stripes



Four Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 

Joint Chiefs of Staff 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne) 4th Infantry Division Army Retired-Soldier for Life

Army Military Police Army Physical Fitness Badge US Army Retired (Post-2007) Military Police Brassard

German Military Proficiency Gold


 Unofficial Badges 

Military Police MP Shoulder Cord Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Cold War Medal

Cold War Veteran Blue Star


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
United Services Automobile Association (USAA)Old West ChapterArmy Together We ServedPost 23
Chapter 7Post 56, George Edward White PostVoiture 1163
  1998, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Military Police Regimental Association (MPRA), Old West Chapter (Life Member) (Fort Leavenworth, Kansas) - Chap. Page
  2008, Army Together We Served [Verified]
  2010, American Legion, Post 23 (Life Member) (Leavenworth, Kansas) - Chap. Page
  2014, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 7 (Life Member) (Leavenworth, Kansas) - Chap. Page
  2014, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 56, George Edward White Post (Life Member) (Leavenworth, Kansas) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2018, La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux (Forty & Eight), Voiture 1163 (Member) (Kansas) - Chap. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired from the Army as of 1 October 2008.  Currently working as a Government Contractor/Military Analyst on Fort Leavenworth, KS. 
   
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Published in the Kansas City Star, Wichita Eagle & numerous other publications across the nation, 4 August 2011:


An Army veteran on Wednesday received the highest honor for valor that a soldier can earn for an act outside of combat.
Scott Shigley, who retired as a sergeant first class, received the Soldiers Medal in a ceremony at Fort Leavenworth.
The medal which was authorized by President Obama, is the result of Shigley and two others pulling victims from a fiery crash 17 June 2000, near Fort Knox, Ky.
When Shigley came upon the head-on crash, both cars were on fire.  A witness shouted warnings that the cars could explode.
Shigley ignored the warning , and he and two other Soldiers went to help.
"The team then began working to extinguish the fire and extract the passengers trapped in the burning vehicle," said the award citation.
"He freed the driver and then noticed that there was an unconscious boy also trapped in the vehicle. The other Soldiers worked on extinguishing the fire while SSG Shigley protected the boy from any further harm," the citation said.
When emergency crews arrived, Shigley assisted in the boys rescue.
He received the award because of the "bold initiative, selfless service and personal courage in putting his own life at risk in order to protect others and serving as an example for all Soldiers to follow," the citation said.
Shigley has moved to the Fort Leavenworth area, where he works for Northrop Grumman at the Combined Arms Center-Collective Training Directorate.
Fort Leavenworth commander LTG Robert L. Caslen Jr. presented the award, which honors those who voluntarily risk their lives to shield others.
"I feel honored to receive this recognition, but honestly, under the circumstances at the time, myself and the others involved didn't do anything that any other responsible person wouldn't have done," Shigley said in a written statement. "I just reacted without thinking about it."

From Soldiers Medal Citation:

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, 2 July 1926, has awarded the SOLDIERS MEDAL to:
                                                                        
                                        STAFF SERGEANT SCOTT R. SHIGLEY
                                        THE UNITED STATES ARMOR CENTER

 FOR HEROISM: on 17 June 2000, while responding to the scene of a motor vehicle accident. Staff Sergeant Shigley was driving when he came across the scene of a head-on collision with both wrecked vehicles now on fire.  He pulled over and immediately went to the scene where he noticed a bystander shouting for everyone to stay back for fear of an explosion.  Staff Sergeant Shigley ignored the warning and approached with two other Soldiers. The team then began working to extinguish the fire and extract the passengers trapped in the burning vehicle with Staff Sergeant Shigley trying to pry the door open. He freed the driver and then noticed that there was an unconscious boy also trapped in the vehicle. The other soldiers worked on extinguishing the fire while Staff Sergeant Shigley protected the boy from any further harm. While the other soldiers put the inferno out, Staff Sergeant Shigley continued to stay with the boy and ensured he received no further injuries while trapped in the wreckage. He waited until emergency services arrived and then began to assist the rescue crews. Staff Sergeant Shigley displayed bold initiative, selfless service, and personal courage in putting his own life at risk in order to protect others and serving as an example for all Soldiers to follow. Staff Sergeant Shigley's heroic actions are in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the United States Armor Center and the United States Army.
   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1983, 10th Military Police Training Battalion (OSUT) (Fort McClellan, AL), C
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Military Police Units716th Military Police BattalionUS Army Corrections Command (ACC)Combined Arms Center (CAC)
35th Infantry DivisionLaw Enforcement Command95th Military Police Battalion16th Military Police Brigade
4th Infantry Division
  1984-1986, 95B10, 555th Military Police Company
  1986-1987, 95C10, A Company , 716th Military Police Battalion
  1987-1987, 95C10, 5th Company Facility Staff Personnel , United States Army Correctional Activity (USACA)
  1987-1987, 95C10, Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC)
  1987-1988, 95B20, Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Office of Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)
  1988-1989, 95C10, 249th Military Police Detachment
  1989-1992, 95C10, Combined Arms Center (CAC)
  1991-1991, 95C10, Military Police Basic NCO Course ( BNCOC)
  1996-1996, 31C10, 35th Infantry Division
  1996-2002, 31E, Corrections Company
  1997-1997, 31E, Master Fitness Trainer Course
  1997-1997, 31E, Armor Instructor Training Course
  1998-1998, 31E, Armor Small Group Instruction Course
  1999-1999, 31E, CBRN Readiness and Safety Course
  2002-2002, 31E, Military Police Advanced NCO Course (ANCOC)
  2002-2005, 31E, 95th Military Police Battalion
  2004-2005, 31E, 16th Military Police Brigade
  2005-2007, 31E, 4th Infantry Division
  2007-2008, 31E, US Army Corrections Command (ACC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2004-2004 OIF/Transition of Iraq (2003-04)/Camp Liberty Baghdad, Iraq
  2005-2005 OIF/Iraqi Governance (2004-05)/Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq
  2006-2006 OIF/National Resolution (2005-07)/LSA Anaconda/Joint Base Balad, Iraq1
 Colleges Attended 
Central Texas CollegeJohn Tyler Community CollegeKansas City Kansas Community College                    Upper Iowa University
  1985-1992, Central Texas College
  1985-1985, John Tyler Community College
  1991-1991, Kansas City Kansas Community College
  2013-Present, Upper Iowa University
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