Col. Heath C. Roscoe hails from the small town of Transfer located in Western Pennsylvania and is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates fan. He was commissioned in the Army Corps of Engineers on 31 May 1990 from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. He is a licensed Professional Engineer for the State of Delaware and recently completed command of the 36th Engineer (EN) Brigade (BDE) (Rugged) at Fort Hood, Texas, prior to assuming Chief of Staff, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
Roscoe’s previous assignments include overseas service in Baumholder, Germany, from 1991-1994 in the 40th EN Battalion (BN). He also served overseas in the Republic of South Korea from 1994-1997 where he served as a Company Commander in the 2d EN BN at Camp Castle. Colonel Roscoe went on to the United States Military Academy as an instructor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering from May 1997 to July 2002. He then deployed twice from Fort Lewis in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 3d Stryker Brigade, 2d Infantry Division, in 2003 as the BDE Engineer in Mosul, Iraq, and then with the 555th EN BDE as the BDE S-3 in 2006 in Tikrit, Iraq. Colonel Roscoe took command of the 19th EN BN at Fort Knox, Kentucky, in February 2008 and deployed with the unit in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from April 2009 to April 2010 in Regional Command South, Afghanistan. After BN command, he served as the Engineer Branch Chief for Human Resources Command at Fort Knox, from 2010-2012. Colonel Roscoe took command of the 36th EN BDE at Fort Hood and deployed with the unit in support of Operation United Assistance in November 2014 to Liberia in West Africa to contain the Ebola Virus Disease.
Roscoe earned a Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science, from the United States Military Academy and a Master of Science, Environmental Engineering, from the Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania. He is also a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia; the Army Command and General staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Fort Leonard Wood. In 2013, he attended the National Security Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government as an Army War College Fellow.
Roscoe’s military awards and decorations include: the Combat Action, Airborne, and Air-Assault Badges; the NATO, Humanitarian Service, Korean Defense Service, and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals; the Iraqi and Afghanistan Campaign Medals; the Army Achievement, Commendation, Meritorious Service, Bronze Star, and the Legion of Merit Medals. His unit awards include the Army Superior Unit and Meritorious Unit Citation Awards. He has also been awarded the Bronze Order of the Engineer DeFleury.