Scott Huesing

Author of Echo in Ramadi: The Firsthand Story of US Marines in Iraq’s Deadliest City

A stark perspective of leadership, teamwork, and overcoming adversity under to worst conditions of modern, urban war. Echo in Ramadi is a story of a powerful human connection and Huesing’s love of his Marines.


  • Winner of the 2019 Gold Medal Award, Best Military History Memoir, Military Writers Society of America

  • Ranked in the “Top 10 Military Books of 2018” by Military Times.


Scott A. Huesing is a proven combat leader. He is a retired United States Marine Corps Infantry Major with 24 years of honorable service, both enlisted and as a commissioned officer. His career spanned 10 deployments to over 60 countries worldwide. Throughout his numerous deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa, he planned, led, and conducted hundreds of combat missions under some of the most austere and challenging conditions.

Scott has been a published author since 2005. His award-winning bestseller, Echo in Ramadi (Regnery, 2018), is a snapshot in time that changed the face of operations on the battlefield. Echo Company, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines endured some of the most intense urban combat during the Second Battle of Ramadi in support of the Multi-National Forces Surge Strategy in 2006. His true-life account provides keen insights into what may be an unfamiliar world to readers but very familiar to those like Scott, who lived it and endured this historic fight. Echo in Ramadi was written to honor the sacrifices and spirit of his Marines and the families they supported. It’s not a war story—it is about the people and the power of human connection that speaks about leadership, team building, and overcoming adversity under the most demanding conditions.

Scott is an expert contributor and has featured articles, editorials, and scholarly pieces for USA Today, Fox News Channel, Entercom, The Marine Corps Gazette, Military Times, Townhall, and The Daily Signal. He has authored doctrine for the U.S. Marine Corps that shaped the future within the world’s most elite branch of service for the standard operating procedures for Marine Expeditionary Units. He is a co-host and producer of The Break it Down Show Podcast, which has featured world-renowned talent on over 1000 episodes.

Scott is a formally trained public speaker with 30 years of experience in both the military and private sectors. He has spoken to audiences of over 8,000 conveying his thoughts, intent, and goals to motivate listeners. Scott’s natural, outgoing style allows him to connect with audiences to share his experience.

Scott is the Executive Director of Save the Brave, a certified non-profit that connects Veterans through outreach programs—their mission is to stay proactive to the needs of the Veterans they serve. He is also the President of the 2d Battalion, 4th Marines Association, a non-profit that helps Veterans and active duty Marines.

Scott has been a featured guest on Fox & Friends, C-SPAN, NEWSMAX, One America News Network, NBC 7, KTLA 5, KUSI San Diego, KTVU Fox 2, The Hugh Hewitt Show, Brian Kilmeade Radio, The David Webb Show, Frank Buckley Interviews, and over 500 local and nationally syndicated radio shows and podcasts. He has been a guest speaker at the Reagan Ranch Center, The Nixon Library, GenNext, Pepperdine University, UCLA, USC, USD, UCSD, The Citadel, Chapman University, The Lion King in NYC, and The Marines’ Memorial Club

We Connect Veterans. Save the Brave has been committed to their mission since 2015 and have helped thousands of Veterans and family members. Their goal is to prevent veteran suicide by connecting veterans through outreach programs that focus on the positive and physical effects of camaraderie and community.