Scott Chapman is a featured author for The Havok Journal who served in Alpha Company 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment from 2001-2005. He deployed to Iraq during the 2003 invasion, then to Afghanistan 4 separate times. He left the Rangers as an E-5 (Sgt.) Ranger Fire Team Leader.
Several years after the military, Scott worked as a high-threat Independent security Contractor (IC) providing support to the U.S. Intelligence community in Afghanistan, where he deployed 17 times.
The majority of his deployment time was spent at Forward Operating Bases (FOB) where he provided security support for Intelligence personnel during clandestine operations.
Scott’s final duty rotation, in 2015, was at the US Embassy Annex in Kabul where he worked as a mentor for (Afghan) Local Guard Forces.
From 2005 - 2009 Scott worked in the Executive Protection industry providing high-end security services for some of the most influential people in the world.
Scott first graduated from Florida Community College in Jacksonville, FL with an Associate in Arts degree. He then attended Murray State University, Kentucky and graduated in Dec 2000. He graduated with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and minor in Sociology.
Scott was a full scholarship Division I distance runner. He earned NJCAA All-American honors for the 1500m and the 3000m steeplechase track & field events.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army after college and arrived at 2nd Rangers 1 month before 9/11.
The collapse of Afghanistan, representing a lifetime of sacrifice, coupled with the turbulent transition to Taliban rule left Chapman enraged. Chapman focused his anger into words then co-authored his debut article, “Written in Taliban.”
Chapman is still active in various clandestine post-Afghanistan rescue mission efforts. He co-founded the “Afghan Medical Corps” – an underground network of doctors and hospitals who treat vulnerable at-risk Afghan patients and has fed, clothed, and provided ground assistance to thousands of starving and impoverished Afghans.
Scott is also a quiet co-founder of the Afghan American Development Group (AADG). The AADG strives to raise awareness and gathers all appropriate resources to provide education and training for former Afghan Air Force (AAF) members in and outside of the U.S. – fulfilling promises made by U.S. government to AAF members, and their families for their sacrifices and faithful commitment to the U.S. and international coalition’s mission of securing Afghanistan.
Desperate to reconcile combat stress injuries, Chapman began a quest of self-discovery that led him to a new perspective of the laws of Physics. A love of Relativity nestled with the quirky world of Quantum Mechanics has helped Chapman deploy the power of positive thinking to the veteran community.
Scott is a self-proclaimed objective observer in his own reality. A relentless curiosity with a penchant for patterns fuels his desire to understand "the why and the how" behind his actions, world events, and the physics of the Universe.
Ironman Triathlete, Baja 1,000 finisher on a motorcycle, principle co-founder of "Race for the Wounded" veteran-nonprofit, an avid ADV motorcycle enthusiast, and a published author.
He's developed a unique writing style through a lifetime of curiosity, deep reflection, struggle, and perseverance.
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