Scott served in the U.S. Coast Guard for four years, stationed in Kodiak, Alaska; Florida; Yorktown, Va.; and on the U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea, an Icebreaker out of Seattle. He was a weatherman on board the Polar Sea during Operation Deep Freeze 1992 in which he sailed halfway around the world and spent four months in Antarctica. He delivered daily weather briefings to the captain and his senior officers and gathered vital weather data for our pilots and flight crew and was involved in state-of-the-art ozone layer and global warming research.
Scott is in an elite club: the golden shellback, given for crossing the Equator at the 180° international dateline. He was awarded 11 medals including a unit meritorious honorable discharge sharpshooter and a National Defense Medal.
He has been with Centerline for almost seven years after meeting Rod Crowell and John Trahan when he worked for Estenson Logistics managing every aspect of Transportation Operations, and he brings his military service with him every day.
“The military, and the Coast Guard in my case, leaves the individual with a huge sense of self determination and pride in what one does,” he said. “I use that and the operational training I was given each day to achieve my goals. Just knowing that ‘my world’ is here in part because of my service is enough. Freedom is not free and not everyone can do something about that, however the great men and women who I served with and who have served throughout history have done their part willingly and with honor. I am proud of that.”