RallyPoint adds retired Army Major General Bruce K. Scott to board of advisors
Olmsted Foundation CEO will help online military platform expand education opportunities
WATERTOWN, MA, May 8, 2017 – RallyPoint, the premier social network for the military community, today announced that Army Major General (ret.) Bruce K. Scott, the President and CEO of The George and Carol Olmsted Foundation, has joined the company’s advisory board.
As the head of the Olmsted Foundation, Scott oversees the Olmsted Scholar Program, which since 1959 has challenged young military officers to learn a foreign language and pursue graduate studies in that language at a foreign university. Scott is admired for the passion he brings to guiding young officers to pursue educational excellence by broadening their horizons.
Prior to leading the Foundation’s cause, Scott served as Vice President of ITT Industries, a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the energy, transportation and industrial markets.
During his 30-year military career, Scott served in numerous leadership positions, including as Commanding General of U.S. Army Security Assistance Command and Chief of Legislative Liaison in the Office of Secretary of the Army. During Scott’s career, he was both the Army’s youngest Brigadier General and youngest Major General. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
“I’m excited to support a team that’s connecting generations of service members and veterans online in a military-focused platform. As a well-educated military community is important to our national security, I’m confident the RallyPoint platform’s continued growth in the higher education space will connect more of our military servicemembers and veterans to opportunities that will benefit their careers and our military overall,” said General Scott.
With nearly 1.2 million members – adding a thousand new members each day - RallyPoint breaks down institutional boundaries common to the military experience and allows its members to converse freely across military services and ranks. Membership includes current service members and veterans, as well as civilian supporters, military family members and Department of Defense civilians.
“We’re honored to have the opportunity to work closely with General Scott to improve our member’s access to and awareness of the incredible educational programs that are available to them today. It’s inspiring to know that there has been a member of the Scott family on active duty service consistently for the past 130 years. Between his personal service to this country and his work for our military community as the leader of the Olmsted foundation, he brings a wealth of history and experience that will help us manage our rapid growth,” said Dave Gowel, CEO of RallyPoint.
RallyPoint is the online platform where the troops talk. With nearly 1.2 million members, RallyPoint is the premier social network for military service members and veterans to come together and discuss military life through both professional and personal perspectives. Visit www.RallyPoint.com to learn more. Follow RallyPoint on Facebook and Twitter @RallyPoint.