Lieutenant-Colonel Scott Moody, CD was raised in Scarborough and joined The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada in 1992 as a Non-Commissioned Member. As member of 60th Company, he completed his Basic Parachutist Course and Machine Gun Course within his first year. In 1995, LCol Moody transferred to the 4th Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment. While attending the University of Western Ontario, he completed his Junior NCO Infantry Course and was promoted to Master Corporal.
In 1997, LCol Moody deployed on Op Palladium, Roto 2 in Bosnia-Herzegovina with Delta Company, 1 RCR. He completed his British Army Dog Handler course and was employed in that role during the tour.
In 1998, LCol Moody transferred back to the QOR of C, and was promoted to Sergeant in 2001. He was employed as a Section Commander, Recce Detachment Commander and Parachute Operations NCO within 60th Company. He also completed Basic Mountain Operations, Rappel Master, Reconnaissance Jump Master and CIMIC courses.
In 2007, he was promoted to Warrant Officer. During 2008, LCol Moody deployed on Task Force-308 for 9 months as CIMIC Operator with the Task Force Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team. He had the opportunity to work in a variety of districts including Kandahar City, Panjwayi and Maywand.
He commissioned from the ranks in 2009, and was appointed Officer Commanding, 60th Company in 2010. In 2012, he was appointed Operations Officer and ran the first Basic Parachutist course exported to the Primary Reserves. In 2013, he planned and executed the airborne insertion onto DZ de Vries in Moosonee, Ontario. In 2015 he served as OC Victoria Company and then returned as OC 60th Company. In 2019, he became Deputy Commanding Officer.
LCol Moody has completed 5 Nijmegen Marches. He was a Team Leader for the QOR of C in 2010 and 2017, and Task Force Nijmegen Deputy Commander from 2018-20. He has earned his German, British, and US Master Parachutist qualifications. During his time with the QOR, he has participated in numerous commemorative activities, including the D-Day 70th Anniversary jump into Normandy. He was responsible for co-planning the Regiment’s 75th Anniversary visit to Normandy.
LCol Moody is the President of the Canadian Airborne Forces Association (CAFA), Toronto Branch, and a member of the Board of Directors. In addition, he is the editor of Maroon Beret Magazine. In civilian life, he is employed as a Principal within the Peel District School Board.