Sedley native receives NAACP 2016 Service Award

Published 9:45 am Monday, August 29, 2016

by Hyler A. Scott
Paul D. Camp Community College

Glen L. Scott, a Sedley native, has been selected to receive the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 2016 Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award. Scott was chosen for this award based off his military experience and strong core values.

Glen L. Scott

Glen L. Scott

This award honors military members and defense department civilian employees who have supported the United States Department of Defense mission or contingency operations. Recipients of this award are also selected based off their attributes, epitomizing the qualities and core values of their respective military service.

Scott is the Information Technology Manager for the United States Army Nuclear and Countering WMD Agency (USANCA) in Fort Belvoir. The USANCA is a Field Operation Agency under the Army DCS G-3/5/7.

He is the principle advisor to the Director and the USANCA staff on all information matters, providing technical guidance, conferencing support, managing the information technology lifecycle, video teleconferencing support and communication security support to the agency.

Born in Sedley in 1964, Scott’s parents, Mary Hines Scott and the late Bert L. Scott Sr., taught him and his siblings the importance of education.

He joined the Army after graduation in 1983 as an Automated Data Telecommunicator. Through his career he rose to the rank of Master Sergeant (E-8) and served in several senior Non-commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) positions.

His last position was the Information System Chief for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division Command.

Assignments to these senior positions allowed Scott to serve in a capacity of mentorship and leadership to America’s youth, reinforcing the values upon which he was raised.

During his military career, he was selected to serve in equal opportunity positions that would provide the voice for the young men and women under his charge.

Throughout his life, Scott always remembered what his parents had taught him about education and embraced something that Roy Wilkins had said, “Nothing should be overlooked in fighting for better education.”

On his own time, after work and on the weekends, he was able to obtain not only his Associate’s and Bacehlor’s Degrees, he also earned his Master’s in Business Organizational Security.

Prior to his arrival at USANCA, he served in varies leadership and information technology roles to include the acting Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Criminal Investigation Command. He also served as the Project Manager for the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) system, providing customers with continuous connectivity to the FBI finger print system.

He has earned several awards including: the Legion of Merit, Superior Civilian Service Award, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Commander’s Award for Civilian Service and the Army Achievement Medal.

Scott is married to the former Denise Evans from Newark, New Jersey. They have three daughters, Ashley, Katrice and Alexis. He received his award at the 41st Armed Services & Veterans Affairs Awards luncheon that took place on Tuesday, July 19, during the NAACP 107th Annual Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.