Joining EMSI in 2014, Scott became our Training Manager after a successful career in the U.S. Coast Guard. In his current role, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of training and performance support for EMSI, to include analysis, design, and development of Incident Command System and emergency management courses, workshops, and exercises. As part of this development, Scott aids in the creation of client specific scenarios to ensure training resonates with students. In addition, Scott oversees the development and maintenance of over 25 EMSI position-specific ICS job aids for responders and over 20 job aids for clients.
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. Throughout his career in a wide variety of operational and staff assignments, 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 and Marine Corps.
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. Currently, Scott serves as a Logistician under an All-Hazards Logistics Section Chief providing support to a federal Department’s deployable Incident Management Team (IMT).
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.
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 and has completed FEMA EMI Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) training.