Brig. Gen. Scott L. Efflandt, the second provost of the Army University, stepped down from that position Dec. 7 and was replaced by Brig. Gen. Troy D. Galloway. Efflandt who became provost in September 2017 will be reassigned to Fort Hood, Texas.
In a ceremony at the Lewis and Clark Center, home of the Army University’s Provost Office and the Command and General Staff College, Lt. Gen. Michael D. Lundy, commander of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth and Commandant of the Command and General Staff College, honored Efflandt for his service at Fort Leavenworth and welcomed Galloway into the Army University and CGSC family.
Efflandt said he believes CAC and Fort Leavenworth is “a place you come, enjoy the comradery, you’re a better person for it, and then, when you leave CAC, you’re recharged and ready for the next adventure.” He said each or his experiences at CAC have proved pivotal in his professional growth.
Army University moved from a concept to fully operational during his tenure as provost. “Significant changes like these don’t occur by accident but on the backs of lots of hard work,” said Efflandt. He credited the progress of the Army University to “an exceptional community that stands behind us.”
Prior to serving as the provost, Efflandt was the deputy commanding general (maneuver) for the 1st Infantry Division. His 33 years of commissioned service began as an infantry platoon leader for the Illinois Army National Guard. Upon receipt of a Regular Army commission in 1987 he assessed to active duty as an Armor Officer.
Galloway previously served as the Deputy Commanding General, Combined Arms Center – Army National Guard. He held that position since March 2016. He is a 1991 graduate of Missouri State University and earned master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma and the United States Army War College.
The incoming provost noted that he had recently observed the quality of education at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation and at CGSC. “I understand and acknowledge the impact that we have collectively everyday on the readiness that we’re trying to build in our Army,” said Galloway.
Galloway completed the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Missouri State University and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, Field Artillery in May 1990. He joined the Arkansas Army National Guard in June 1991 and was assigned to the 142nd Field Artillery Brigade. Galloway served in key staff positions and as a Commander at the Battery, Battalion, and Brigade level, within the 142nd Field Artillery Brigade. He deployed from March 2007 to March 2008, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, as the 142nd Field Artillery Brigade Deputy Commander. He commanded the Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, Joint Maneuver Training Center from 2015 – 2016. Galloway serves on the Arkansas Veterans Commission, the Northwest Arkansas Council, and has worked in government for the majority of his civilian career.
The Army University, established in 2015, develops military and civilian professionals who can understand and operate successfully within a complex future security environment. It harnesses the Army’s energy, experience, and intellectual capacity to produce professionals that the nation will need for a complex and uncertain world tomorrow. Army University is increasing the rigor of the Army’s educational programs through broader accreditation, promoting greater collaboration with the nation’s premier universities and colleges, and improving integration among Army schools.