Scott Ghiringhelli

Public Affairs Specialist

I am currently a Public Affairs Specialist working in Media Operations with the U.S. European Command. I came to EUCOM from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Strategy, Plans and Assessment office, where I worked as a Public Affairs planner. Before working at the Pentagon, I was the Associate Director of Public Affairs & Communications with the U.S. Navy Naval Facilities Engineering Command at the Washington Navy Yard. Previously, I served as the Deputy Public Affairs Officer at Naval Support Activity Bahrain in the Kingdom of Bahrain; the Chief of Public Affairs for the Army Reserve 63rd Regional Support Command at Moffett Field, Mountain View, California; the Strategic Communications Officer at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, California; and the Media Relations Officer with the California National Guard Public Affairs Office at the Joint Force Headquarters in Sacramento, California.

I commissioned as a second lieutenant in the California Army National Guard in August of 2006 after completing Officer Candidate School at Camp San Luis Obispo, California. I hold an Associate of Science in Electronic Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force, a Bachelor of Arts in English from the United States International University (now Alliant International University), and a Master of Arts in English: Creative Writing and a Master of Arts in Liberal Arts from California State University, Sacramento.

I began my military career in the United States Air Force and was stationed at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, where I served as a Satellite Communications Technician. My other assignments while serving in the Air Force include Camp Zama, Japan, where I spent six years, and Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina, where I mounted and operated tactical satellite communications equipment on C-141 aircraft for the Special Operations Command. I later served in the California Air National Guard, where I attained the rank of staff sergeant (E-5) before commissioning into the California Army National Guard. In April of 2008, I completed the Military Intelligence Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Huachuca, Arizona and subsequently deployed to Camp Rigas Feraios, Kosovo as the Officer in Charge of the Analysis Control Team working with the Hellenic Army. I transferred into the United States Army Reserve in December of 2011 and completed the Civil Affairs Qualification Course at Fort Bragg, North Carolina before deploying to Afghanistan. While deployed to Afghanistan, I served as a Civil Affairs Team Leader and the Commander’s Emergency Relief Program (CERP) Manager for Charley Company 426 Civil Affairs Battalion.

My awards and decorations include the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Army Commendation Medal, U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, U.S. Air Force Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Medal, Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Service Medal, Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Kosovo Campaign Medal with Bronze Star, and NATO Medal.

My other experience includes working as a Satellite Communications Technician for Lockheed Martin Space Systems at the Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia satellite tracking station; a writer and Student Employment Coordinator at the California State University, Sacramento Career Center; and Operation Warrior Trainer for the 191st Infantry Brigade, Division West at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

I am supported by my lovely wife, Jennifer.


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Navy Birthday Cardboard Boat Regatta

Naval Support Activity Bahrain celebrated 241 years of Navy pride with a cardboard boat regatta that fostered teamwork and honored tradition.

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Color Run

MWR hosted NSA Bahrain's Color Run. The event brought awareness to a variety of community strengthening messages and initiatives.

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USO Tour

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain along with a group of celebrities.

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Army Combatives

Soldiers compete in combatives during the Best Warrior Competition held at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif.

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Change of Command

63rd RSC Change of Command held at the Moffett Parade Field in Mountain View, Calif. welcomed Major General Nickolas P. Tooliatos as its new Commanding General.

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Cultural Diversity

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month was celebrated by the 63rd RSC at the Witkowski Armed Forces Reserve Center.

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Civil Affairs Team visits Qalat in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.

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Operation Tomodachi

Foreign Area Officers trained at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center assist in relief operations named Operation Tomodachi after the tsunami that devastated the northeast coast of Japan.


Links to Stories
Local Imam Breaks Fast at NSA Bahrain

MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) - Shaikh Sultan Bilal joined NSA Bahrain’s Muslim Chaplain, Haneef Mubarak, and Commanding Officer, Capt. Cory Howes, for the breaking of the fast.

ESGR and Google's Statement of Support Signing Ceremony

Maj. Gen. Nick Tooliatos, commander, 63rd Regional Support Command, Army Reserve along with other senior members of the Army, Army Reserve, California National Guard, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, and Google attended Google's Corporate Statement of Support to ESGR Signing Ceremony at the Google campus in Mountain View, Calif., Jan.


Bahrain Desert Times: Chief Editor and contributor
French Sailors Rock NSA Bahrain

French Navy Rock Band Plays NSA Bahrain Photo by MC1 Gary Granger

Bahrain Desert Times: Chief Editor and contributor
USO Tour Comes to NSA Bahrain

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain along with a group of celebrities.

The Globe Magazine: Contributor (nine articles)
70th Anniversary Issue

Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

The Globe Magazine: Contributor (seven articles)

Spring 2011