Skip to main content
Army Medicine Home Army Medicine Home


Lieutenant General R. Scott Dingle

LTG R. Scott Dingle

The U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command

Lieutenant General R. Scott Dingle is The 45th Surgeon General of the United States Army and Commanding General, United States Army Medical Command. Prior to his appointment as The Surgeon General and Commanding General, he served as the Deputy Surgeon General and Deputy Commanding General (Support), U.S. Army Medical Command.

His previous military assignments include: Commanding General, Regional Health Command – Atlantic; Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, Office of The Surgeon General (OTSG), Falls Church, VA; Commander, 30th Medical Brigade, Germany; Director, Health Care Operations/G-3, OTSG, Falls Church, VA; Commander, U.S. Army Medical Recruiting Brigade, Fort Knox, KY; Commander, 261st Multifunctional Medical Battalion, Fort Bragg, NC; Chief, Current Operations, Special Plans Officer, Healthcare Operations Executive Officer, OTSG, Falls Church, VA; Chief, Medical Plans and Operations Multinational Corps-Iraq Surgeon’s Office, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Baghdad, Iraq; Chief, Medical Plans and Operations, 18th Airborne Corps Surgeon’s Office, Fort Bragg, NC; Executive Officer, 261st Area Support Medical Battalion (44th MEDCOM), Fort Bragg, NC; Ground Combat Planner for CJTF -180, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Baghdad, Iraq; Assistant Chief of Staff, Plans and Exercises, 44th Medical Command and 18th Airborne Corps Plans Officer, Fort Bragg, NC; Chief, Division Medical Operations Center, 1st Armored Division, Germany; Instructor, Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Army Medical Department Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, TX; Plans Officer, 3rd Infantry Division Medical Operations Center, Germany; Commander, Charlie Company, 3rd Forward Support Battalion, Germany; Commander, Medical Company and Medical Hold Detachment, Fort Eustis, VA; Chief of Plans, Operations, Training, and Security, Fort Eustis, VA; Adjutant, Fort Eustis, VA; Ambulance Platoon leader and Motor Officer, 75th Forward Support Battalion, 194th Separate Armored Brigade; Fort Knox, KY.

LTG Dingle is a Distinguished Military Graduate of Morgan State University. His degrees include Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University, Master of Military Arts and Science from the School of Advanced Military Studies and a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College.

His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit (two Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (seven Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Commendation Medal (two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Humanitarian Service Medal, the Order of Military Medical Merit, Recruiters Medallion, the Order of Kentucky Colonels, the Army Surgeon General’s prestigious 9A Proficiency Designator, the French Legion of Honor (Knight), the Expert Field Medical Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.