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Scott Leoncini

Scott Leoncini

Workshops for Warriors

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Scott's work combines: Design, Law, and Accomplishing Goals

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Day In The Life

Assistant Instructor/Lathe Class Instructor

I train veterans on how to use and program computer numerical control machines.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

    University of Phoenix

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators:

High School

Bachelor's Degree

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    The Marines turned me into a person that desired an action packed career.

  • 2.

    I pursued law enforcement trying to fill that desire.

  • 3.

    A friend of mine died in a helicopter crash, leaving behind his pregnant wife; it got me thinking.

  • 4.

    I looked at my own wife and two beautiful daughters, and realized I needed to put them above my job.

  • 5.

    I decided I didn't need to be the guy with the gun and abandoned my pursuit of law enforcement jobs.

  • 6.

    It took me four or five years of chasing that dream to realize it wasn't for me.

  • 7.

    Now I'm in a great position where I'm spending time with my family and helping my fellow veterans.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Myself:

    You'll never be as cool or as important as you were while you were in the Marines.

  • How I responded:

    After I got out, I fell into a depression where I kept thinking, "I'll never be as good as I was back then." It was hard to not have "Marine" be the primary part of my identity, so I became blinded by my obsession with still being the guy with the gun, the superhero kicking down doors. I pigeonholed myself for a long time. But you have to recognize that there's always something else, something up next; you just have to find what it is. For me, it's this job, giving direction to my fellow vets.