Fred Wellman is the CEO and Founder of ScoutComms, a social enterprise communications, advocacy and philanthropic strategy firm.. Prior to founding ScoutComms, he spent over 20 Years in the US Army as an Aviator and Public Affairs Officer. Fred is a graduate of West Point and the Harvard Kennedy School of Govt.
Fred talks about his service as an Aviation Officer / Pilot in Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and then his transition to Public Affairs. He talks about transitioning out of the Army and subsequently getting laid off. At that point, Fred made the decision to start ScoutComms. It was a difficult struggle in the beginning and at one point his family ate turkey 14 days straight after Thanksgiving because they had nothing else to eat. Fred talks about the importance of making a decision. He relates a story from a Military Officer in Egypt who said that technology was not the biggest advantage the American Military has, it is the ability to make decisions faster than anyone else that makes them the best.
I don’t get wrapped up in over thinking the pivot… This isn’t working let’s go, move, do it, make a difference
If you’ve got a good idea, do your homework and then go for it” – Fred Wellman