MSgt (Ret.) Blaine Scott, USMC
Master Sergeant Scott joined the Marine Corps after graduation from high school in October 1992. MSgt Scott began his career at the Naval Air Station North Island and over the next decade served three deployments in Japan then served as an instructor at the MWTC in California training over 5,000 Marines, soldiers, Sailors, and other National Forces in tactics, techniques, and procedures operating in the different mountainous environments, and survival techniques.
In 2004, he reported to 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (3rd LAR) and was assigned as a Platoon Sergeant in Delta Company and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) in the Al Anbar Province. On August 20, 2006, during his 2nd deployment to Iraq, Scott was severely injured in an IED blast in the town of Rawah, Iraq. He spent his recovery at BAMC for the next 18 months but still wanted to remain an active Marine.
After his recovery, Scott served at Division Schools at Camp Pendleton where he provided support to Infantry Battalions and their Weapons Companies. In September 2010, Scott was attached to I Marine Expeditionary Forces (I MEF) and deployed to Afghanistan where he was attached to the camp Commandant’s Office supporting over 15,000 personnel and all Operations that occurred on Camp Leatherneck.
He served his final 3 years before retirement from the Marine Corps at Wounded Warrior Battalion-East, SAMMC as the Staff Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge where he supervised the care and transition of the wounded, ill and injured Marines at SAMMC.
Master Sergeant Scott and his wife Lilly have 3 children, Adriana, Isabella (dec’d), and Blainey and look forward to being residents in Copper Ridge. Vintage Estate Homes designed a beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath home that will enable the family to continue serving others. Their daughter, Isabella was the victim of bullying last Fall. Prior to her death, her caring and compassionate parents were ministering to wounded warriors and had already designed a handicap accessible guest suite in their home primarily so that fellow warriors who need support could stay with them. Thanks to Rudy’s BBQ who committed free BBQ to the Scott Family over the next 5 years to continue serving their fellow warriors. Blaine and Lilly fought to strengthen the’ anti-bullying laws by helping David’s Law get passed. They also launched the Izzy Project to raise awareness of bullying and equipping kids to face it and address it.