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ScoutComms to sponsor Joe Galloway lifetime achievement Award

Veteran owned public relations firm signs on to support Army Public Affairs Association Awards program honoring the top communications professionals

Fredericksburg, VA – ScoutComms, the nation’s leading communications, advocacy, philanthropic strategy and market research firm focused on efforts to support veterans and military families, today announced a multi-year sponsorship of the Joe Galloway Lifetime Achievement Award with the Army Public Affairs Association.

The Joe Galloway Lifetime Achievement Award is an annual award intended to recognize a lifetime of sustained support to the U.S. Army – generally – and to the Army public affairs community – specifically – through extraordinary contributions to the practice and profession of public relations. A qualified candidate must have a minimum of 20 years experience in communications and public affairs. The award is presented to a practitioner whose accomplishments have made a major contribution to the profession of communications in support of the Army and the Army public affairs community. The candidate may have served in the federal service, active duty, Reserve or National Guard or the civilian sector and is now retired.

“We’re honored to support the efforts of the APAA and sponsor the Galloway award,” said Fred Wellman, Army veteran as well as Founder and CEO of ScoutComms. “This award is especially meaningful as I first met the legendary journalist Joe Galloway as a young officer as we prepared to invade Iraq during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Having later served as an Army public affairs officer its my privilege to give back to the community and support the APAA’s efforts to recognize the top practitioners of our mission.”

ScoutComms is a Virginia Benefit Corporation, advocating for veterans and military families and empowering the organizations supporting them. Leveraging public relations, market research, advocacy and corporate social responsibility expertise the firm works with top non-profits, Fortune 500 corporations, innovative veteran-focused small businesses, foundations and government agencies. Recent clients include The Home Depot Foundation, the USAA Educational Foundation, Student Veterans of America, the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Vet Tix, RallyPoint, Wounded Warrior Project, National Geographic and many more.

The Army Public Affairs Association is a non-profit organization with the mission to build the Army public affairs community, recognize excellence, and strengthen the profession. With a vision to foster a greater community dedicated to supporting current and former Army Public Affairs professionals by strengthening the individual portfolio, providing an ongoing engagement presence and enhancing the overall profession.

“We are thrilled to have ScoutComms sponsor the Galloway award and glad to have their support to expand our outreach and grow the Army public affairs community,” Doug Coffey, President of the Army Public Affairs Association said today. “This premier recognition of one individual each year by our association is the highlight of our annual awards dinner.”

Contact Fred Wellman, or (202) 957-2688 for more information.

About ScoutComms

ScoutComms is a communications and consulting firm with unmatched knowledge and experience in the nation’s veteran and military communities. We support a diverse array of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations that employ, empower and serve veterans, service members and their families. We offer a wide range of qualitative and quantitative services, including public relations, advocacy, market research and strategy development. Based in the Washington, D.C. area, we are an award-winning Certified B Corporation and one of the first registered Benefit Corporations (B-Corps) focused on veterans and military families in the world. ScoutComms is a Department of Veterans Affairs certified Service Disabled Veterans Owned Small Business, as well. Visit us online at Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

About the Army Public Affairs Association

The Army Public Affairs Association was founded Feb. 13, 2009 to provide a voice to the community of current, former and future Army communicators. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization open to all Public Affairs Soldiers – Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard – and Civilians. Learn more about APAA at


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