University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Major Scott A. Huesing USMC (Retired)


Major Scott A. Huesing USMC (Ret)

Bestselling Author | Echo in Ramadi

Scott A. Huesing is a proven combat leader. He is a retired United States Marine Corps Infantry Major with 24 years of honorable service, both enlisted and as a commissioned officer. His career spanned 10 deployments to over 60 countries worldwide. Throughout his numerous deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa he planned, led, and conducted hundreds of combat missions under some of the most austere and challenging conditions.

Scott is a published author since 2005. His bestselling book, "Echo in Ramadi," (Regnery, 2018) is a snapshot in time that changed the face of operations on the battlefield; a captivating story of Echo Company, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines during the Second Battle of Ramadi in support of the Multi-National Forces (MNF) Surge Strategy in 2006. His true-life account provides keen insights into what may be an unfamiliar world to readers, but very familiar to those, like Scott, who lived it and endured this historic fight. "Echo in Ramadi" was written to honor the sacrifices and spirit of his Marines and the families they supported. It not simply a war story - it is about the people and the power of human connection that speaks about leadership, team-building and overcoming adversity under the toughest conditions.

Scott is an expert contributor and has written articles, editorials and scholarly pieces for USA Today, Fox News Channel, Entercom, The Marine Corps Gazette, Military Times, Townhall and The Daily Signal. He has been an author for the U.S. Marine Corps doctrine shaping the future of training within the world’s most elite branch of service. He is the creative author for the standard operating procedures for Marine Expeditionary Units, America’s first response force, with The Lightning Press.

He is a national public speaker with 25 years of experience in both the military and private sector. He has spoken to audiences as large as 2,000 conveying his thoughts, intent and goals to motivate listeners. Scott’s natural, outgoing style allows him to connect with audiences to share his experience.

Scott dedicates his time to travel to military bases, college programs, veteran organizations, non-profit organizations, corporate leadership conferences, Gold Star Family events and a multitude of venues to share the story of his epic journey and struggles. He is continually sought out to speak on leadership and his combat experiences - and the importance of writing about them.

He is the Executive Director of Save the Brave, a certified non-profit that connects Veterans through outreach programs - their mission is staying proactive to the needs of the Veterans they serve. He is also the President of the 2d Battalion, 4th Marines Association, a non-profit that helps Veterans and active duty Marines.

Scott has been a featured guest on Fox & Friends, One America News Network, NBC 7, KTLA 5, KUSI San Diego, KTVU Fox 2, The Hugh Hewitt Show, Brian Kilmeade Radio, The David Webb Show, Frank Buckley Interviews and over 200 local and nationally syndicated radio shows and podcasts. He has been a guest speaker at the Reagan Ranch Center, The Nixon Library, The Citadel and The Marines’ Memorial Club. Scott currently lives in Southern California with his family.

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Scheduled events:
Indie Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction
Indie Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction (Seats 10)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Authors: Katrina Shawver, Michael Laramie, Karen Lateiner, Kristi Carlson, Donna Figurski, Dennis Huffington, Betty Jones, Myra Larsen, Major Scott Huesing, Susan Tatterson

Book:
Echo in Ramadi: The Firsthand Story of U.S. Marines in Iraq'a Deadliest City
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Regnery
February 2018
ISBN 9781621577348
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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