First Lieutenant Scott Francis Milley was born in Boston, MA, on 26 March 1987. He grew up in the Cambridge and Sudbury areas. Scott earned his diploma from Sudbury High School in 2005, where he was a hockey star at the school. He subsequently pursued his college education at the University of New Hampshire. While attending the University, he played rugby and participated in Army ROTC. In the ROTC program, Scott was recognized by the Department of the Army as a superior cadet and also attended the basic airborne course at Fort Benning, GA, receiving his Basic Parachutist Badge. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a 3.3 grade point average. Upon graduation in 2009, Scott Francis Milley was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Army and designated a Distinguished Military Graduate.
Following his graduation from UNH, Scott Francis Milley entered active duty in the infantry branch and completed Ranger School. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, where he served as a platoon leader. Scott was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant, and he was deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
While conducting combat operations in the Baraki Barak district of Afghanistan, 1Lt Scott Francis Milley was killed leading his soldiers when insurgents attacked his unit. He died on 30 November 2010, at the young age of 23. The Milley family knows Scott has gone “to a place where there is only glory.” 1Lt Scott Francis Milley was a recipient of the Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and the Purple Heart.
1Lt Scott Francis Milley was a special young man who symbolizes the bravery of those young men and women who enter an ROTC program knowing they will likely serve in harm’s way after graduation. He took the commissioning oath with the war on terrorism being fought on a daily basis.
The UNH ROTC Alumni Chapter recognize 1Lt Scott Francis Milley as an outstanding Army officer who chose to serve his country and gave his life fighting terrorism. He will be remembered for his courage, leadership, faith in God, and willingness to serve his country. 1Lt Scott Francis Milley is inducted posthumously into the ROTC Hall of Fame.