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HI 88 – Echo in Ramadi with Major Scott Huesing

Episode: 88

Guest: Major Scott Huesing

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Gary Pinkerton is joined by Marine Corps veteran, Major Scott Huesing, author of the new book Echo in Ramadi. Scott had multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa. His new book, Echo in Ramadi, discusses some of the things he learned during his deployment to Ramadi in 2006-07, as well as how he decided to go into service, ways veterans can transition to civilian life better, and how he’s giving back today.

Key Takeaways:

Gary Intro:

[4:50] One of the reasons Gary joined the service was not only to serve his country, but to matter in the world

Major Scott Huesing Interview:

[7:04] The back story of Major Scott Huesing

[11:00] Why Scott wrote Echo in Ramadi

[15:11] Did Scott feel his role changing while he was working with other units or was he able to maintain that separation?

[20:44] What are the biggest challenges and transitions for former military

[25:19] One of Gary’s keys for transitioning out of service into civilian life

[28:16] The real success of your transition will come from the people in your network

[32:51] Give first and good things follow is Scott’s philosophy