Our Global Veterans Stories, with Sara Troy and her guest Scott Huesing, on air from October 3rd
Scott A. Huesing is a retired the United States Marine Corps Infantry Major with 24 years of honourable service, both enlisted and as a commissioned officer. During his career spanning 10 deployments, he has conducted operations in over 60 countries worldwide. Throughout his numerous deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa he planned, led, and conducted hundreds of combat missions under some of the most austere and challenging conditions.
Scott is a published author since 2005. His upcoming book, Echo in Ramadi, (due out February 2018, Regnery) is a ten-month snapshot in time that changed the face of operations on the battlefield; a captivating story of Echo Company, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines during the Second Battle of Ramadi in support of the Multi-National Forces (MNF) Surge Strategy in 2006. His true-life account provides keen insights into what may be an unfamiliar world to readers, but very familiar to those, like Scott, who lived it and endured this historic fight. Echo in Ramadi was written to honour the sacrifices and spirit of his Marines and the families they supported – it is his tribute to them and his honour to tell this great story. Readers will feel the pain, emotion, laughter, intensity, and friction that Scott describes in unvarnished detail.
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Scott has written numerous articles and scholarly pieces for The Marine Corps Gazette and Military Times He has been a technical writer and author to U.S. Marine Corps doctrine shaping the future of training within the world’s most elite branch of service. He is the creative author on writing the standard operating procedures for Marine Expeditionary Units, America’s first response force, with The Lightning Press.
Scott is a formally trained instructor and public speaker with 25 years of experience teaching and getting his audiences to connect to the material he presents, both in the military and private sector. He has spoken to audiences as large as 2,000 conveying his thoughts, intent, and goals in order to motivate listeners. Scott’s natural, outgoing style makes him uniquely qualified and talented in communicating and translating his experiences to audiences to connect.
With the willingness to share his unique story and experiences, Scott dedicates his time to travel to military bases, NROTC programs, Veterans hospitals, corporate leadership conferences, Gold Star Mothers events, and a multitude of venues to read and share the story of his epic journey and struggles. He is continually sought out to provide Professional Military Education to active duty units to speak on leadership and his combat experiences – and the importance of writing about them.
Scott is the Executive Director for Save the Brave Foundation, a certified 501c3 that connect Veterans through outreach to build the strength of character – part of their mission is continually staying proactive to the needs of the Veterans they are honoured to serve.
Scott currently lives in Southern California with his family.
RAISING AWARENESS FOR
VETERAN SUICIDE ONE MILE AT A TIME
On Friday July 22nd, Major Scott A. Huesing USMC (Ret), the Bestselling Author of Echo in Ramadi is riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle across the country again for Save the Brave (STB) to raise awareness for Veteran Suicide. Huesing (51), the Executive Director of Save the Brave (501c3) began this ride in 2020 to honor his high school friend and veteran, David W. White (aged 48), who died from alcohol poisoning on Sunday, June 7, 2020, in Butte, Montana. Huesing will ride from Bastards Canteen in Temecula, California to Palmetto Brewing Company in Charleston, South Carolina.
During the 9-day journey, Huesing will make several stops to ask supporters to donate to STB and ride along with him on his journey to raise awareness for veteran suicide – emphasizing that these are not statistics anymore, they are friends and sons and brothers that we all know. He’ll be joined by fellow veterans and riders from every state he passes through amidst the heat of July. Their goal – $100,000.
When asked, “Why did you pick July to make this ride?” Huesing responded, “I didn’t pick the month – the month picked me. If nothing else, it’s a reminder to everyone who joins me along the way that maybe we need to suffer a little bit to be reminded exactly why we are riding.” Veterans dealing with depression, alcohol abuse, and PTSD are especially impacted by the isolation this pandemic has caused in many cases.
This is a unique opportunity to stay connected as veterans and as communities while supporting a worthwhile charity.