I speak with former Marine, police officer Scott Puckett on mentorship, coaching and we’re going to discuss law enforcement, his time in the military, violence and Jesus. Scott Puckett is a former Marine, veteran law enforcement officer, and security professional with over 25 years’ experience. Recently retired from law enforcement, he served in multiple assignments throughout his career. Scott’s experience has ranged from uniform patrol, special operations, counter narcotics, and tactical operation teams. In 2001, Scott began his journey of teaching firearms, emergency-evasive driving, and tactical response at his agency. From 2005 to 2011, he served as a close protection specialist in multiple theaters of operation protecting American and foreign dignitaries. He returned home in 2011 to resume a career in law enforcement, progressing his teaching experience to include physical fitness, combatives/self-defense, tactics, and active shooter response. Scott has held leadership roles in uniform patrol, special operations, SWAT, as well as in close personal protection details internationally. Having achieved a list of personal and professional accomplishments over his life, Scott has prioritize his faith, family, and country. Constantly testing himself, Scott has sought to constantly challenge the status quo throughout his life and continues to do so today. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, has completed numerous professional training certifications, and continues to be a seeker of knowledge. His passion in life is to be a mentor, teacher, and coach. Scott lives in Horry County and currently teaches civilians at his private range and all across the United States.

By Michael Kurcina

Mike credits his early military training as the one thing that kept him disciplined through the many years. He currently provides his expertise as an adviser for an agency within the DoD. Michael Kurcina subscribes to the Spotter Up way of life. “I will either find a way or I will make one”.

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