Scott, Hugh Lenox, MG

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
2025-Major Departmental Unit Chief or Director
Last MOS Group
Army Mine Planter Service (Officer)
Primary Unit
1914-1917, Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army
Service Years
1872 - 1919


Major General

Two Overseas Service Bars

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Scott, Hugh Lenox (7th Chief of Staff of the Army), MG USA(Ret).
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Home Town
Princeton, New Jersey
Last Address
Washington, DC

Date of Passing
Apr 30, 1934
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section East Site S-12

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Army Staff Identification United States Army Indian Scouts

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  1919, Historical Soldiers

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Hugh Lenox Scott was the 7th Chief of Staff of the United States Army . A West Point graduate, he served as superintendent of West Point from 1906 to 1910 and as Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1914 to 1917, which included the first few months of American involvement in World War I.

Scott graduated from West Point in 1876, and was commissioned in the Cavalry. For some twenty years thereafter he served on the Western frontier, chiefly with the 7th United States Cavalry. He was assigned to the quarters only recently vacated by the widow of George Armstrong Custer. In fact, Scott was sent out to the Little Big Horn battle site to mark gravesites for Custer's men killed in the battle.

Scott first retired in 1917, and was succeeded as Army Chief of Staff by Tasker H. Bliss. Despite being retired, Scott was immediately recalled to active duty. He served stateside and became commander of the 78th Division at Camp Dix, New Jersey, in December and of Camp Dix again in March 1918.

Scott retired again in May 1919 and served on the Board of Indian Commissioners from 1919 to 1929 and was Chairman of the New Jersey State Highway Commission from 1923 to 1933. In 1928, he published an autobiography, Some Memories of a Soldier.

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The US Navy lead transport ship USS Hugh L. Scott (AP-43)
Scott Middle School in Fort Knox, Kentucky
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
7th US Cavalry Division of the PhilippinesUnited States Military Academy West Point (Staff-USMA)3rd US Cavalry
2nd US Cavalry RegimentOffice of the Chief of Staff of the Army78th Division (Training Support)
  1876-1895, 7th US Cavalry
  1898-1899, 1st US Volunteer Cavalry (Rough Riders)
  1903-1906, Division of the Philippines
  1906-1910, United States Military Academy West Point (Staff-USMA)
  1911-1913, 3rd US Cavalry
  1913-1914, 2nd US Cavalry Regiment
  1914-1917, Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army
  1918-1919, 78th Division (Training Support)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1876-1877 Black Hills War
  1876-1891 Indian Wars (US)
  1877-1877 Nez Perce War
  1878-1878 Cheyenne War
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War
  1900-1902 Philippine - American War
  1903-1904 Moro Rebellion (Philippines)
  1917-1918 World War I
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1872-1876, United States Military Academy
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