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ScoutComms CEO Named Virginia’s Small Business Veteran of 2015

The Virginia Small Business Development Center Network recognizes Fred Wellman as a veteran entrepreneur serving the community Fredericksburg, VA— A combat veteran with four tours to Iraq spanning two wars, Fred Wellman knows about taking calculated risks. Five years ago, the 22-year Army veteran used the last $19 in his rainy day fund to stake a claim to his new company’s place on the internet. What started as one man with a single-page website is now…

ScoutComms Founder and CEO joins National Desert Storm War Memorial Board of Directors

Fred Wellman brings communications and outreach expertise to efforts commemorating the 1991 liberation of Kuwait and honoring the servicemembers who made the ultimate sacrifice Jan 6, 2016, Fredericksburg, VA – Before his three deployments as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, before he advised some of the best known generals of a generation, before Harvard, and before he founded leading public relations firm ScoutComms, 1st Lieutenant Fred Wellman was a scout helicopter platoon leader headed to war…

ScoutComms Spring 2016 Internship – Support 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. The interns would provide support to Fortune 500 companies, veteran-owned businesses and veteran-focused non-profits. The ideal candidates bring outstanding written and oral communications skills, an interest in veteran causes and public relations, as well as strong academic, technology and research skills. The successful candidates will provide support to staff by conducting…

Americans Want Public & Private Sectors to Improve Quality of Support for Veterans

Ipsos and ScoutComms Release First in Series Surveying Americans’ Views on Veterans Issues August 19, 2015, Washington, D.C. – In the first Ipsos-ScoutComms Veterans Issues Poll, released today, global market research leader Ipsos and ScoutComms, the nation’s leading communications and advocacy firm specializing in veterans issues, found that a majority of Americans hold unfavorable views, or are unaware of, current U.S. government, corporate, and non-profit efforts to help U.S. military veterans. Ipsos, the world’s third-largest research…

The man on a journey to find the Holy Grail to prevent brain injury

By John Grady, ScoutComms Special Correspondent When Gen. Peter Chiarelli became vice chief of staff of the Army in August 2008, he admitted, “I didn’t even know what [Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)] were.” Yet during his four-plus years as vice chief, he made it a top priority to find out what they were and why people responded differently to this kind of stress and brain injury, and to understand what…

SCOUTCOMMS EARNS PRESTIGIOUS B CORP CERTIFICATION

Certification demonstrates the commitment of the award-winning, veterans-focused agency to social and economic performance, transparency and accountability Fredericksburg, Va. – ScoutComms announced today that B Lab, the B Corporation certification body, has recognized the company as a B Corporation™. By becoming a certified B Corporation, ScoutComms is publicly committing to using the power of its business to solve the social problems facing veterans and military families. “The decision for us to become a certified B Corp…

Heritage Foundation Hosts Organizations to Discuss Effective Veterans Services

By John Grady, ScoutComms Special Correspondent With more than 40,000 organizations claiming to help veterans and their families, it’s hard to get a fix on which ones really are making a difference now, and how they will remain relevant well into the future. These are important questions, because the costs of war don’t stop accumulating after a troop pullout, a peace accord, an armistice or even articles of surrender. Last week, the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington think…

SCOUTCOMMS, NO ONE LEFT BEHIND AGREE TO PRO BONO ENGAGEMENT

Non-Profit Champion of America’s Wartime Interpreters Seeking to Expand Funding, Services Fredericksburg, VA – ScoutComms, the nation’s premier communications, advocacy, and philanthropic strategy firm focused entirely on supporting veterans, military families, and the organizations that empower them today announced that it has signed a pro bono agreement to represent the non-profit organization No One Left Behind. No One Left Behind helps Afghan and Iraqi translators gain their U.S. Special Immigration Visas and ensures that they are…

14 Most Popular Veterans Stories of 2014

Rather than picking what we thought were the most important or best written or underrepresented stories about veterans in 2014, we decided to let you decide. By going through the data gleaned from our weekly Scout Report, we’ve determined which of the past year’s stories our subscribers thought were most interesting—or at least most deserving of their mouse-click. The Scout Report delivers a broad range of national and local news about veterans and military families…

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