Phil Scott II

Phil Scott II

Vice President / Executive V.P. / Active Reservist


The KIT Group San Diego/BioMedCom/U.S. Navy

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Right after I got out of high school, I joined the Navy. I've been with the Navy for 19 years.
I was able to pretty much complete my associate's degree in business administration while serving.
I was recalled back into active duty quite a bit, which made it hard to start a civilian career.
In the past few years, I've started picking up momentum in getting to where I want to be.
My former student recommended me to The KIT Group; it was amazing knowing I'd made an impact on him.
It was amazing to be chosen and hired by a company that matched my work ethic and beliefs.

Education

High School
Associate's Degree
Grossmont College
Bachelor
Business Administration and Management, General
San Diego State University

Career

Vice President / Executive V.P. / Active Reservist

I've combined my love of firearms and my love of training to help people learn gun safety.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Entrepreneurship
Working with Others

Day to Day

My mornings are fairly routine (get up at the same time, exercise, etc.), but when I get to work, I try to challenge myself in a new way every day. I want to accomplish two things by the end of each day: I want to teach somebody something that they didn't know before, and I want to challenge someone to do something that they might not have had the courage to do without me there to help them, whether it's getting them comfortable with a new weapon, or just getting them out of their comfort zone.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

You need patience and extreme attention to detail. In the firearms industry, you have to keep up on all of the laws and make sure to dot all your "i's" and cross all your "t's." When you're teaching people gun safety or running a dynamic shooting course, you have to be very patient and very understanding. In the military, if you mess up, you get yelled at. In the civilian world, you have to create a safe environment for your clients and be able to articulate criticism in the right way.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

My recommendation is to try a two-year college, see how it fits, and either finish it up before you join the military, or join the military right away if you find that it's not for you. But at some point, you will have to get an education, so make sure you're studying something that you want to do when you get out of school. Whatever you want to do, or whatever your passion may be, if you want to progress and succeed in it, you need a degree that's related to that realm.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

certification
Associate's Degree
undergrad
Bachelor
Business Administration and Management, General

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Why did you pick a career involving firearms? They're dangerous."