Scot joined the Army at 17 years old, first serving in the 82nd airborne division before completing the Army Special Forces Qualification Course and becoming a member of the 3rd Special Forces Group. Scot later served as an instructor at the "Q Course" for three years and went on to serve as a breacher in 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta. While in Delta, Scot served three deployments in Iraq.
After 17 years of service, Scot left the military to pursue his ambitions in business. In 2013, he started his own consulting company that advises in the area of executive leadership and has been featured as a speaker for numerous leadership conferences throughout the country. He is the proud father of two children, a daughter and a son.
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Soon after joining the Army at the age of 20, Tom served in Saudi Arabia in the Gulf War. After five years in the 82nd airborne division, Tom completed the Army Special Forces Qualification Course and was part of the 7th Special Forces Group. In 2001, he was selected to 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta where he served as an operator in 12 deployments (one in Afghanistan and 11 in Iraq) until 2011.
Since making the transition home, Tom has been a constant leader in the fight against the veteran suicide rate, starting numerous philanthropic organizations. Most recently, he co-founded Warrior's Heart, a resort-style healing center for veterans, active-duty military and first responders suffering from substances abuse and psychological disorders. He resides with his loving wife and two sons.
Scot is way too modest to talk about himself. So, his brother Tom took on the task of telling his story of hard work and loyalty from the battlefield to the corporate setting.
Who better to introduce Tom Spooner, than his brother and co-founder of Original Freedom, Scot? He talks about the strength that Tom has show his entire life, from his time as a soldier to now a philanthropist.