A proud 25-year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and Marine Corps, Scott served as an enlisted Marine, a Boatswain’s Mate, and an officer. He served in a wide variety of operational and staff assignments, with a highlight of serving as the Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and overseeing intense law enforcement and search and rescue cases daily. Throughout his career, Scott was recognized as a training subject matter expert and routinely assigned collateral duties as the unit’s training officer, overseeing the various qualifications and certifications necessary by the Coast Guard.
Operating with the Incident Command System, Scott leveraged ICS tools to manage large marine events, such as Presidential/Vice Presidential security, Tall Ships parades, U.S. Navy Fleet Weeks, Air and Sea Shows, high value asset escorts, and fireworks demonstrations. His technological savvy was displayed during the standup of the Deepwater Horizon National Incident Command, where he served as the initial Information Management leader, establishing communications protocol and processes for information flow up/down/across the organization.
Scott’s final tour prior to retirement was in the Human Systems Integration for Acquisitions Division (CG-1B3) at Coast Guard Headquarters. As a Performance Support and Training Analyst/Consultant, he directed development of comprehensive training strategies for individual Acquisition programs, crafting contract language that reduced lifecycle costs over decades by aligning training products into initial purchases. Proactively shaping the service’s training support to maximize operational readiness, Scott was responsible for analyzing contract requirements and Acquisition designs for incorporation of training needs assessments and development of training requirements, training schedules, and lifecycle training support. In doing so, he ensured DHS mandated Major Acquisitions (>$300M) documentation addressed human system integration, and performance support and training requirements, including budget development/execution and ensured field users received necessary tools to maximize performance results for over 16 Coast Guard service-wide Acquisitions (over $21 billion total projects’ costs).
In his current role, Scott is responsible for a myriad of training related tasks for EMSI, from analysis and design to development and instruction. Of note was his development of 40 hours of training for a federal law enforcement agency in less than three weeks, then subsequently teaching the material to positive reviews from new collateral emergency managers.
Scott earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Old Dominion University and a Master of Engineering in Instructional and Performance Technology from Boise State University. He is additionally a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.