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L. Scott Lingamfelter
Delegate L. Scott Lingamfelter was raised in Richmond, Virginia where he attended public and parochial schools in Richmond until his graduation from Benedictine High School in 1969. He then attended the Virginia Military Institute where he earned a BA degree in History in 1973. After finishing VMI as a Distinguished Military Graduate (DMG), he was commissioned in the Regular Army of the United States and began a career as a Field Artilleryman. In 1979, the US Army awarded him a full academic scholarship to the University of Virginia where he earned a Master of Arts in Government and Foreign Affairs in 1981. After many assignments around the world including combat service during Desert Storm as the Executive Officer, 1st Infantry Division Artillery and as Battalion Commander, 6th Battalion 37th Field Artillery in the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea, he rose to the rank of Colonel.
His last assignment in the Army was as Military Assistant to the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He retired on June 1st 2001 after 28 years of active duty service. Among his numerous awards and decorations are the Defense Superior Service Medal, two Legions of Merit; the Bronze Star Medal; two Defense Meritorious Service Medals; four Meritorious Service Medals; three Joint Service Commendation Medals; the Army Commendation Medal; the National Defense Service Medal with battle star; the Southwest Asia Service Medal with three battle stars; the Kuwait Liberation Medal; the Saudi-Kuwaiti Liberation Medal; and the United Nations Service Medal.
Delegate Lingamfelter was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2001 representing Prince William and Fauquier Counties. An adherent to the Founder’s vision of constitutional and conservative government, Delegate Lingamfelter is a voice for both social and fiscal conservatism in the General Assembly. Delegate Lingamfelter is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, Education Committee, and Militia-Police and Public Safety Committee, where he has distinguished himself as a clear-headed spokesman for low taxes, education reform, and public safety, including the right to keep and bear arms.
Delegate Lingamfelter is married to the former Shelley Glick of Bridgewater, Virginia. They have three children, Amy, a graduate of James Madison University (JMU) who works in Christian ministry, John, a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force and a 2005 graduate of VMI and Paul, a third classman at VMI and member of the Class of 2012. The Lingamfelter family attends Christ Our Lord Church in Lake Ridge, Virginia.