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.’”
A small unmanned aerial vehicle built by service academy cadets is shown here flying above ground. This type of small UAV was used by cadets and midshipmen from the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy, during a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency-sponsored competition at Camp Roberts, California, April 23-25, 2017. During the competition, cadets and midshipmen controlled small UAVs in "swarm" formations to guard territory on the ground at Camp Roberts. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Drones have been used in conflicts across the globe and will play an even more important role in the future of warfare. But, the future of drones in combat will be different than what we have seen before.
The U.S. military can set itself apart from others by embracing autonomous drone warfare through swarming — attacking an enemy from multiple directions through dispersed and pulsing attacks. There is already work being done in this area: The U.S. military tested its own drone swarm in 2017, and the UK announced this week it would fund research into drone swarms that could potentially overwhelm enemy air defenses.
I propose we look to the amoeba, a single-celled organism, as a model for autonomous drones in swarm warfare. If we were to use the amoeba as this model, then we could mimic how the organism propels itself by changing the structure of its body with the purpose of swarming and destroying an enemy.
Soldiers from 4th Squadron, 9th U.S. Cavalry Regiment "Dark Horse," 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are escorted by observer controllers from the U.S. Army Operational Test Command after completing field testing of the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) Sept. 24, 2018. (U.S. Army/Maj. Carson Petry)
The Army has awarded a $575 million contract to BAE Systems for the initial production of its replacement for the M113 armored personnel carriers the service has been rocking downrange since the Vietnam War.
President Donald Trump has formally outlined how his administration plans to stand up the Space Force as the sixth U.S. military service – if Congress approves.
On Tuesday, Trump signed a directive that calls for the Defense Department to submit a proposal to Congress that would make Space Force fall under Department of the Air Force, a senior administration official said.