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Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation Expands Board of Advisors

Former Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens and Iraq Veteran Entrepreneur Fred Wellman join leadership group to guide effort to build national memorial Jan 11, 2017, Washington, DC – The Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation (GWOTMF), a nonprofit organization working to establish a memorial in Washington DC recognizing veterans and fallen service members who supported our nation’s longest war, is proud to announce two new members to its board of advisors. Mike…

Everything is bigger in Texas and at ScoutComms

3027, the number of miles driven. 4, the number of times Hamilton was played. 2, the number of Sheetz stopped at. Too many to count, the number of times “Heathens” came on the radio. 136, the number of miles biked with Old Glory waving behind me. Two years ago, I wouldn’t even ride the stationary bike at the gym. Cardio? That’s for skinny people, I was there for the gains and living the squat life. At…

ScoutComms celebrates 6 years of business

By: Fred Wellman  Typically, things that emerge from a basement aren’t celebrated with donuts and highlight reels. But ScoutComms has always prided ourselves on breaking the mold and forging our own way in the public affairs space. This year, we celebrate six years in business after starting in our CEO Fred Wellman’s basement and growing into a #ScoutSquad in our own office space in historic downtown Fredericksburg. We have grown every year we’ve been in business—just…

What I’ve learned by getting involved in the military community

By: Jeff Goonan Before I started working at ScoutComms in August last year, I had very little experience with the military community. My aunt is a veteran, who previously deployed to Afghanistan, but conversations with her during the holidays were the extent of my interaction with the military community. Having spent the last 12 months working intimately within the military community, I learned that there is a major gap between former service members and civilians. It’s a…

ScoutComms Spring 2017 Internship – Advocate for Veterans & Military Families

ScoutComms, the nation’s leading communications, advocacy, and philanthropic strategy firm providing services that support veterans and military families, seeks motivated, hard-working student interns for the spring semester. Interns will provide support to Fortune 500 companies, veteran-owned businesses and veteran-focused non-profits. ScoutComms interns provide support to staff by conducting media and issue research, media and stakeholder outreach, project and event support, report creation, and other company tasks.  Ideal candidates have outstanding written and oral communications skills, an interest in veteran and military family causes,…

ScoutComms welcomes three new team members

By: Margaret Clevenger Just two years ago, my desk at work was located in a tiny corner of our CEO’s office. I was only the third employee at ScoutComms and we weren’t even big enough to justify taking over a second room in our building. Today, we’ve overtaken an entire floor of the historic building that is ScoutComms Headquarters and we’re quickly outgrowing this space (if we hire another person they may just find themselves sitting on…

ScoutComms Honored as ‘Best for the World’ Company Creating Most Positive Customer Impact

B Impact Assessment Places ScoutComms in Top 10% Worldwide Fredericksburg, Va., September 8, 2016 — Today, ScoutComms, the nation’s leading communications, advocacy, and philanthropic strategy firm dedicated to providing services that support veterans and military families, was recognized by B the Change Media as a ‘Best for the World’ company for creating the most positive overall community impact. ScoutComms is honored in the Best for Customers category, which includes businesses that earned a Customer score in the top 10…

Vet Tix Partners with ScoutComms to Expand Reach, Impact with Veterans and Service Members

TEMPE, Ariz., August 2, 2016  — The Veteran Tickets Foundation (“Vet Tix”), a national nonprofit supporting the veteran and military community with free event tickets, is excited to announce that it has partnered with ScoutComms, the nation’s leading communications, advocacy, and philanthropic strategy firm supporting veterans and military families, to expand its reach and positive societal impact among veterans and service members. Vet Tix works with sports team, entertainers and venues to distribute unused tickets to over 400,000…

ScoutComms Fall 2016 Internship – Advocate for Veterans & Military Families

ScoutComms, the nation’s leading communications, advocacy, and philanthropic strategy firm providing services that support veterans and military families, seeks one motivated, hard-working student interns for the fall semester. The interns will provide support to Fortune 500 companies, veteran-owned businesses and veteran-focused non-profits. ScoutComms interns provide support to staff by conducting media and issue research, media and stakeholder outreach, project and event support, report creation, and other company tasks Ideal candidates have outstanding written and oral communications skills, an interest…

ScoutComms is hiring!

ScoutComms seeks a motivated, hard-working account executive to provide communications, advocacy and event support to Fortune 500 companies, veteran-owned businesses and veteran-focused non-profits. Ideal candidates will have 1-2 years of work or internship experience in the public relations, advocacy, digital media or marketing fields (relevant military service is also valued). They will have outstanding written and oral communications skills, an interest in veteran and military family issues, as well as strong social media and research skills. Veterans,…