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Scott Rainey, MA, MPA Instructor of Strategic Leadership & Management

Scott A. Rainey is a veteran of the U.S. Army having retired on July 31, 2013 as Lieutenant Colonel with over 26 years of service. His terminal Army assignment was serving as Director, Human Resources at the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks. Mr. Rainey’s military service included a variety of command and staff assignments at military installations across the United States and around the world, including tours in Germany, Korea and Iraq.

Upon retirement, Mr. Rainey was nominated to the State Civil Service Commission by Governor Tom Corbett and confirmed by the Pennsylvania State Senate on June 30, 2013. Governor Corbett appointed Commissioner Rainey to serve as Chairman of the Commission effective this date and he remained in this capacity until July 12, 2015.

Following his term with the Pennsylvania Civil Service Commission, Mr. Rainey served nearly three years as Director, Total Force for Naval Supply Systems Command at NSA Mechanicsburg. Mr. Rainey served as a Corporate Faculty member at Harrisburg University for over three years, teaching graduate level courses in Organizational Leadership and Business Communications. In January 2019, Mr. Rainey became a full time Lecturer in Leadership and Communications at Harrisburg University.

Mr. Rainey is a native of Troy, Alabama. He is a 1987 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations. His education also includes a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Webster University (1999) and a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College (2009).

Teaching & Research Interests:

Leadership and Communications


BS, International Relations, United States Military Academy, West Point NY (1987)
MA, Public Administration, Webster University, St Louis, MO (1999)
MA, Strategic Leadership Studies, US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA (2009)

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