Former Marine Col. Kevin Scott, who was arrested last year in South Florida as part of a prostitution sting, has retired at a lower rank, a Corps spokesman confirmed on Friday.
- “He retired on July 31, 2018, and his date of rank of Aug. 1, 2018, is lieutenant colonel,” Maj. Brian Block told Task & Purpose.
- Block declined to say if Scott had faced administrative action from the Marine Corps, but he confirmed that Scott was not court-martialed and he did not appear before a board of inquiry. Marine Corps Times first reported on Friday that Scott had retired as a lieutenant colonel.
- On Oct. 14, 2017, Scott was on temporary assignment to U.S. Central Command in Tampa when he was picked up in “Operation No Tricks, No Treats,” according to the Tampa Bay Times.
- The colonel logistician was arrested after allegedly driving his leased car, which was paid for by the government, to me meet someone whom he paid $80 for sex.
- “He said he was retired and he was no longer in the Marine Corps. That’s not true,” Polk County Grady Judd said at the time, the Tampa Bay Times reported. “We had to call the government and say, ‘Hey would you like to come get your leased car ’cause your colonel is on the way to the county jail.’”