Captain Scott Avery

Captain Scott Avery

Navy Warfare Development Command

United States Navy

Norfolk, VA USA

Always find a challenge and go seek it. The challenge is the rush...whether I succeed or fail, I will be a better person for having done it.


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Captain Scott Avery

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My road in life took a while to figure out.
Grew up in Northern California.
After graduating high school, he admits he lacked direction.
He attended community college for a brief time, managed a pizzeria, and even moved to San Francisco and started a limo company that ultimately failed.
When he was 20, he moved back home and decided to enlist in the U.S. Navy with the goal of using that as a means of getting into college.
Got a commission where he was paid to attend college while still enlisted in the Navy.
Attended Old Dominion University, where he earned his degree in criminal justice.
He has served in the U.S. Navy for almost 30 years and is currently a Captain in the Navy Warfare Development Command.
He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in executive leadership from Liberty University.
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High School
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Old Dominion University


Navy Warfare Development Command

I am the military lead of operational level warfare analysis for the U.S. Navy.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Armed Services
Learning / Being Challenged

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Being in the military, you have to know how to be apart of a team and work well with others. Be willing to accept failure and successes as a group, not as an individual.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Prepare early and take advantage of any and all resources that will benefit you in the long term. Always network. Try and meet people from all walks of life because those connections will always work for you.


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"Why are you so negative? Why don't you look at the positive side?"

Challenges I Overcame

Work Stress
School Stress
Career Change

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