Chief Recruiter - NTAG Red River
06 April 2022
Navy Counselor Master Chief Petty Officer Dewayne C. Scott, a native of Baton Rouge, LA graduated from Capitol Sr. High School in 1995. After attending Southern University, Baton Rouge for a few years and working in the marketing and advertising industry, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in November of 1999. Upon completion of Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, IL, Master Chief Scott reported to NTTC Meridian, MS, in February of 2000 where he completed Yeoman “A” school training.
In April of 2000, Master Chief Scott reported to USS Nimitz (CVN-68) as a Yeoman attached to Operations Department. During that tour he participated in the complex refueling overhaul of the ship as well as deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.
In August 2003 Master Chief Scott reported to Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit (NORU) for training. Upon completion of training, he reported to NRD Jacksonville in October 2003 and was assigned to NRS Cocoa Beach as a production recruiter. After roughly a year on production, Master Chief Scott was qualified Recruiter-In-Charge and was selected to take the leading role of NRS Cocoa Beach. As Recruiter-In-Charge, Master Chief Scott lead a team of three recruiters to great success which lead to him and one of this recruiters being meritoriously advanced to First Class Petty Officer through the Recruiting Excellence Incentive Program (REIP). In February 2005, Master Chief Scott was selected to join the Career Recruiting Force. In 2005, Master Chief Scott earned is Associates Degree in General Studies from American Military University.
In October 2006, Master Chief Scott Reported to the Career Recruiter Academy for training. Upon completion in November 2006, Master Chief Scott reported to NRD New Orleans and assumed the duties of Recruiter-In-Charge of NRS North Baton Rouge. During the tour he qualified as Zone Supervisor and led a team of 5 recruiters, 4 of which were advanced through the Recruiting Excellence Incentive Program (REIP). He led his station to be one of the top performing stations in the command. After becoming Zone Supervisor qualified and promoting to Chief Petty Officer in 2008, Master Chief Scott was hand selected to lead Zone 3, which had struggled to meet mission in previous years. In the one year under his leadership, Zone 3 became one of the top performing Zones at the command and Master Chief Scott was awarded Zone Supervisor of the Year for FY-2010. Master Chief Scott also became Train-The-Trainer (T-3) qualified to organize and conduct command/region/nation-wide trainings during this tour.
In November 2010, Maser Chief Scott reported to the CRF continuum course for training. Upon completion in December 2010, Master Chief Scott reported to NRD Atlanta where he was assigned as the Division 1, Leading Chief Petty Officer. His division led the charge in mission accomplishment and sailor development at NRD Atlanta. He led a division of 3 Chiefs and 16 E-6 and below Sailors. Under his charge, 3 Sailors were advanced in December 2011 with the Recruiting Command Advancement Program (RCAP). He was qualified Assistant Chief Recruiter (ACR) as a Chief Petty Officer during this tour, and became the last person to achieve this career milestone as a Chief for many years. For FY-2012, Master Chief Scott was selected as Navy Recruiting District Atlanta’s Division Leading Chief of the Year, Navy Recruiting Region East Division Leading Chief of the Year and Navy Recruiting Command’s National Division Leading Chief of the Year. Three of Master Chief Scott’s Sailors were promoted to Chief Petty Officer and he was selected and promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer before being slated as an Assistant Chief Recruiter to NRD Dallas in 2013.
In December of 2013, Master Chief Scott reported to Navy Recruiting District Dallas as the Officer Programs Assistant Chief Recruiter (OACR). He transformed a struggling Officer Recruiting Department into one of the top producing in Region West. In March of 2015, Master Chief Scott assumed the duties of Enlisted Programs Assistant Chief Recruiter (EACR) where he helped lead the command to mission accomplishment in all goal categories for FY-15. He completed his Chief Recruiter qualification in 2015. In September of 2016, he completed his in residency course at the Navy’s Senior Enlisted Academy in Newport, Rhode Island where he maintained one of the highest-class averages in Class 200. He was selected and promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer in 2017 and completed a very successful tour in Dallas thus being slated as a Chief Recruiter to NTAG New Orleans.
In November 2017, Master Chief Scott reported to Navy Talent Acquisition Group (NTAG) New Orleans as the Chief Recruiter (CR). He was responsible to the Commanding Officer on all things production related for enlisted and officer missions as well as the overall mentoring, motivation and development of enlisted personnel and junior officers. Master Chief Scott is highly respected throughout the CRF community and is a national leader in the new transformation-recruiting model. He was hand selected by the Director of Field Operations to lead a transformation flyaway team to assist newly transformed commands in executing to transformation model. The Commander, Navy Recruiting Command, has recognized his efforts and expertise.
In June 2020, Master Chief Scott reported to Navy Recruiting Command, Millington, Tennessee as the Transformation and Region Central Chief Recruiter (RCCR) where he led the successful and innovative transformation and reorganization of 20 Navy Recruiting Districts to Navy Talent Acquisition Groups (NTAGS). As RCCR he led a team of over 1500 officers and enlisted spanning 16 states and over 800,000 square miles.
In March 2022, Master Chief reported to NTAG Red River where he currently oversees 270 personnel spanning a territory that encompasses North and West Texas as well as the entire state of Oklahoma which consists of 39 Enlisted Recruiting Stations, three Officer Recruiting Stations, and three Military Entrance Processing Stations.
In August 2018, Master Chief Scott earned his Bachelors of Arts in Management from the American Military University (AMU).
In June 2019, Master Chief Scott certified as a Professional in Human Recourses (PHR) by passing the certification exam. Certification issued by the Human Recourses Certification Institute (HRCI).
In FY-2019, Master Chief Scott as NTAG New Orleans’ Chief Recruiter led a team of talented enlisted and officer recruiters to winning NTAG of the Year and TAOC of the Year honors as well as earning Region 3’s Silver Recruiting “R” award for recruiting excellence.
Master Chief Scott has been married to his wife Tanya Dyer-Scott, BSN from Kalamazoo, MI for 20 years. They reside in Prairieville, La with their four children Tyrun, Tyrone, Tyrianna and Tyrese. Master Chief Scott’s awards include the Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3), Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4); NTAG of the Year (2019), TAOC of the Year (2019), National DLCPO of the Year (2012), Region East DLCPO of the Year (2012), NRD Atlanta DLCPO of the Year (2012), DLCPO of the Year-New Orleans (2010) other various campaign service and unit awards.