Sergeant Beverly A. Scott is a living testimony of service to her country, her family and those in need. With a desire to live beyond the mundane, she took the advice of her sister to leave her daily routine as a correctional officer, and to "see the world," "aim high," and join the United States Air Force. With the wind on her back and confidence to make bold moves she began a lifelong adventure of service.
After completing eight weeks of basic training in San Antonio, Texas, Sergeant Scott was sent to technical training school to become a computer systems analyst. She learned how to trouble shoot and maintain computer systems that kept our country safe from enemy attacks. This job required mental stamina, a keen attention to details and a willingness to serve in a way that many of us cannot imagine.
Her training as a computer systems analyst opened many opportunities for her to travel the world across the U.S., to Portugal, Germany and South Korea. Just prior to completing her tour, Sergeant Scott served at the highest level of government working alongside her fellow comrades, Army, Navy and Marines officers at the National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland.
Sergeant Scott has been the recipient of numerous awards, medals and commendations for her service in the Air Force, yet what she fondly recalls during her tour is the time spent working as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America while stationed in Omaha, Nebraska. This experience prompted her to recall a deeper desire to serve beyond her duty and to give to others in need.
What Sergeant Scott knew all her life is that while she worked tirelessly to protect the United States from enemy attacks, is that, like the life of Jesus Christ, she too was called to serve, and not just in the armed forces. So, upon completing her six-year tour of duty, she matriculated to Howard University School of Divinity instead of law school as she originally planned. For a short time, she served as Campus Minister at the University of Illinois at Chicago but quickly discovered there was more for her to do.
With encouragement from a dear friend, Sergeant Scott accepted an offer from the FBI as an Investigative Operations Analysts, where she has worked for 16 years and is an active member of the FBI EAP crisis response team and closely with their Chaplains. This was God’s plan to bring together her talents, abilities and willingness to serve into His fullness.
Sergeant Scott understands and knows the blessing of being given so many wonderful gifts, and that nothing was accomplished on her own but with the help and guidance of others. Giving back, serving, and supporting others means everything to her.
She holds dearly the following motto: “A Veteran- whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve, is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America,” for an amount of “up to and including my life.” That is honor... and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand that.” Unknown Author