Personnel Bios:

Sgt. Scott Michael Schmidt

DVIDS Training Chief / Marine Liaison
Sschmidt@dvidshub.net
678-421-6741

Sgt. Scott Schmidt

Sergeant Scott Michael Schmidt was born June 11, 1987, in Milwaukee, WI, and graduated from Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts in 2006. Schmidt shipped to recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., in July 2006 at the age of 19.

Pvt. Schmidt graduated recruit training Oct. 20, 2006 and preceded to Marine Corps Combat Training aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C. Pvt. Schmidt reported to the Defense Information School’s Basic Public Affairs Writer’s Course at Fort Meade, Md., in November 2006 for the Combat Correspondent MOS (4341).

Lance Cpl. Schmidt graduated from the Basic Public Affairs – Writers Course in April 2007 and remained at DINFOS for the Basic Public Affairs – Broadcast course, until he graduated in October 2007. Equipped with both a writer and broadcast MOS, LCpl. Schmidt reported to the 2nd Marine Division’s Public Affairs Office at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. He was shortly after attached to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment as the sole correspondent for the battalion. LCpl. Schmidt spent 17 month with the infantry battalion including an 8-month deployment to Habbaniyah and Sal Sinjar, Iraq in 2008.

Cpl. Schmidt returned from Iraq and filled the role as 2nd Marine Division’s press chief until he was transferred to the Defense Media Activity -Marine Corps Element in Arlington, Va., in May 2009. Cpl. Schmidt attended the Intermediate Photojournalism Course at DINFOS in 2010 and graduated as the distinguished honor graduate. As a correspondent for Marines Magazine and a social media analyst for HQMC’s initial social media planning efforts, Cpl. Schmidt deployed to Mozambique, Africa in 2010 for 40 days in support of Marine Forces Africa’s ongoing humanitarian operations in the country. Cpl. Schmidt was also named the Marine Corps’ Photographer of the Year for 2010 as well as the Department of Defense’s Photojournalist of the Year in Multimedia Production.

In April 2011, Sgt. Schmidt was transferred to Recruiting Station Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as the Marketing and Public Affairs Chief for South Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In 2012, Sgt. Schmidt attended the Intermediate Public Affairs Supervisors course at DINFOS and graduated in the top 10% of his class. Sgt. Schmidt was named the Marine Corps Recruiting Command’s Marketing and Public Affairs Marine of the year for FY 2013.

Sgt. Schmidt currently serves as the Marine Corps Liaison and Training Chief at Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) in Atlanta, Ga.

Schmidt’s personal and professional awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal and the Marine Corp Good Conduct Medal with Bronze Star in lieu of Second award.

Military Leadership

Maj. Scott M. Betts
Director of Operations
Gunnery Sgt. Jeremy Vought
DVIDS NCOIC / Senior Marine Liaison
Sgt. Scott Michael Schmidt
DVIDS Training Chief / Marine Liaison

Civilian Personnel

Richard Steele
Project Manager
Gary Bonaccorso
Media Relations Director
Nan Clarke
Media Relations Manager
Jennifer Donegan
Media Relations Manager
Zehra Mehdi-Barlas
Media Relations Manager
Khelyn Mickles
Media Relations Manager
Ron Whitehurst
Information Technology Manager
Jared Alexander
Marines Media Relations Specialist
Rashawn Boykin
Web Developer
Katherine Carmichael
Media Relations Specialist
Andy Coan
System Architect
Renee Francis-Turner
Media Relations Specialist
Anthony Garlock
Media Relations Specialist
Jonathan Kiel
Senior Print Editor
Tiffany McCall
Media Relations Specialist
Seth Pajak
Senior Video Editor
Travis Sauls
DVIDS On Demand Video Editor
Amanda Saunders
Media Relations Specialist
Josh Vierela
Military Media Relations Specialist
Brittani White
Entertainment Media Relations Specialist
Jared Williams
Media Relations Specialist
Timothy Wilson
IT Specialist
Keon Young
Marines Media Relations Specialist
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