Command Chief Warrant Officer

​​Chief Warrant Officer Scott D. Sauer

Chief Warrant Officer Scott D. Sauer serves as the Command Chief Warrant Officer (CCWO) of the Maryland Army National Guard (MDARNG).  He is the Senior Warrant Officer Advisor for the State, responsible to the Army Commander for all matters pertaining to policies, programs, and actions concerning Warrant Officers. Topics include professional development, promotions, assignments, incentives, moral discipline, performance, strength, recruiting and retention.


CW5 Sauer began his military career by enlisting in 1995, serving as an infantryman in the 82nd Airborne Division.  After completing his enlistment service term, he transferred to the Inactive Ready Reserve to attend college fulltime at Rutgers University.  In 2000, he joined the NJARNG as an infantryman and learned about the opportunity to become a Aviation Warrant Officer.  In 2002, CW5 Sauer commissioned as a Warrant Officer and attended flight school in Fort Rucker, Alabama.  Upon completion of flight school, CW5 Sauer returned to the NJARNG and was assigned to the 5/117th CAV.  Where he went on to serve as a full time Instructor Pilot in the OH-58 for 3 years.


CW5 Sauer transferred to the MDARNG in 2007 to serve as a fulltime Instructor Pilot for MDARNG Counter Drug Task Force and A Co 1-224th.  In 2009, he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Serving as AMSO/PC in a UH-60 assigned to A Co 1/150 AHB.   In May of 2013, CW5 Sauer left the Counter Drug program to become an AGR Instructor Pilot for the MD Army Aviation Support Facility in the UH-72. Between 2013 and 2015, CW5 Sauer spent 8 months on the Southwest Border flying in support of the US Border Patrol, serving as Task Force Liberty's Standardization Instructor Pilot and Functional Check Pilot. In 2017, CW5 Sauer deployed with the 29th CAB in support of Operation Spartan Shield.  During this deployment, he served as the Standardization Officer for Udari Airfield and conducted numerous partnership missions with various countries within the Middle East. 


CW5 Sauer is a Master Army Aviator with over 5,000 flight hours and qualified in the AH-64, UH-60, UH-72, OH-58, and C-12.  He is a Standardization Officer, Instrument Examiner, Functional Check Pilot, AMSO and holds a A&P certificate.  CW5 Sauer decorations include Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, 2 Army Commendation Medal, 3 Army Achievement Medal, 3 Army Reserve Component Achievement, National Defense Service with Star, Iraq Campaign, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, 2 Armed Forces Reserves Medal with "M" Device and hour glass, Army Service, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Master Aviator and Airborne Badge.  He lives in Forest Hill Maryland with his wife Sabrina Sauer and their children Scarlett (11) and Syler (10).​

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