Special Forces & Special
U.S. Army, Retired
Special Forces & Special Operations
U.S. Army, Retired
Scott Mann is a retired Lieutenant Colonel who served in the U.S. Army for 23 years, with 18 of those years as a Green Beret in Special Forces and Special Operations. During that time, Scott served 10 years in the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), and specialized in unconventional, high-impact missions all over the world, including Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Panama, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
In addition to his distinguished military career, Scott is a real estate entrepreneur, public speaker, best-selling author, military analyst, and advocate for veterans and veteran’s families. Through his nonprofit organization, The Heroes Journey, which he co-founded with his wife Monty, Scott helps warriors find their voice and tell their story in transition back to civilian life. Scott has also written, produced, directed, and starred in the powerful play Last Out: Elegy of A Green Beret, which is currently available for streaming on the Fox Nation Channel. The production’s cast and crew are comprised almost entirely of veterans. Live productions of the play will resume in the future.
Scott's company, Rooftop Leadership, embodies his problem-solving abilities which were honed during long deployments in places where trust was absent, conflict rampant, and he had seconds to make real connections with local communities using his head, his heart, and when threats closed in against these communities, his hands. Using those leadership skills, Scott now helps organizations gain a better understanding of their internal culture, while exposing the potential for conflict that exists when trust has deteriorated. In the same way he empowered local tribes in Iraq and Afghanistan to make transformative decisions, using very few resources, Scott teaches corporate leaders and their teams the relationship-building techniques that drive so many of his successful combat operations.
Scott Mann is a master at building relationships in high-stakes, competitive environments. As a Green Beret in the United States Army, he forged bonds and solved problems using values and leadership skills that moved people around the world to stand up for themselves. His secret? He was able to restore trust and create human connections in places where that didn’t seem possible. He is now bringing those same principles to corporate boardrooms and conference rooms, where trusted leadership is more valuable—and more vulnerable—than ever.
“In today’s fast-changing, hyper-connected world, sound bites and tweets have eroded our ability to communicate with one other,” Scott says. “When we figure out how to look below the water line of what’s really going on around us, we get back to those innate, timeless tribal-like skills that allow us to lead in our business and personal lives. If you can’t do that, no one is going to follow, because they don’t trust you.
Scott appears frequently on CNN, Bloomberg, Fox and Friends, Fox Business News, News Max, and dozens of syndicated radio shows, including National Public Radio, Wall Street Journal Radio, Fox News Radio, and the Jim Bohannon Show. His op-eds have appeared in The Tampa Tribune, The Washington Post, and the Small Wars Journal.
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Last Out: Elegy of A Green Beret