Amarillo Native Retires From the Navy After 30 Years
This weekend is about honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. However, this is one story that I didn't want to pass up because this was an immense accomplishment of one of Amarillo's very own.
Rear Adm. Brent Scott, Chief of Navy Chaplains has retired from the U.S. Navy after 30 years of service
The ceremony took place on May 16th in Washington, D.C.
Scott a native of Amarillo also graduated from West Texas A&M University. He was an ordained minister and was endorsed by the Chaplaincy of Full Gospel Churches.
“From the moment he swore the oath three decades ago, he has been a beacon of light and a consummate leader in our Navy,” Adm. Michael Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations said. He also indicated that, through Scott’s efforts, the Navy will be more resilient in heart and mind for years to come.
As a part of the ceremony, Scott received the Distinguished Service Medal.
“This is my tribe,” Scott said as he fought to suppress tears. “These enablers of spiritual strength are the men and women who have thrust themselves in the middle of the muddle with Sailors, Marines and Coastguardsmen. I am forever indebted to you and will spend the rest of my days grateful for you and your service and support,” he said.
Scott also thanked his wife and family for their support.
“We have had the blessing of an enduring journey that began when we were 15. We have chosen some pretty risky things in life and you have been with me all the way, through sickness and in health.”
Scott said he is not sure what the future will look like, but they will figure it out together.
“You are my center of gravity and all the roses in Texas pale in comparison to the one I plucked 40 years ago from the Lone Star State.”
Scott and his wife Marilyn will continue ministering to military members and veterans from their farm in Virginia.
Thank you sir for your service.
What an amazing accomplishment, and what an amazing love he has for his wife. I wish you and your wife an amazing retirement.