Founder, Valor Network Inc.
It was U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Scott E. Rutter’s unit, which assaulted the Iraqi Special Republican Guard and secured the Baghdad International Airport in Operation Iraqi Freedom. For this daring maneuver, his unit was broadly recognized and LTC Rutter was decorated with the Silver Star for his brilliant and deadly action.
LTC Rutter retired from the US Army after serving over 20 years in Air Assault, Light and Mechanized assignments in the Desert, the Pacific, and in the Continental United States. He served several years overseas and has deployed operationally to Saudi Arabia, Korea, Kuwait, and Iraq. Scott also served as a Senior Intelligence Officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency.
During Operation Desert Storm, then CPT Rutter commanded C Company, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry, ‘Rangers’ in the 1st Infantry Division and was decorated with the Bronze Star for Valor in 1991. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, LTC Rutter commanded the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry ‘Cottonbalers’ in the 3rd Infantry Division and made the initial assault into Iraq all the way to Baghdad as part of the ‘Tip of the Spear.’ A soldier in his attached engineer unit, Sergeant First Class Paul Smith, earned the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously.
He has been described by the media as someone that “likes to get close to the fight, so close that his soldiers sometimes worry about his safety. He insists on traveling with the lead company.”
As a much sought-after speaker, established writer, and experience media analyst and reporter, his mission now is to raise the soldiers’ voice in the news media. He regularly contributes to FOX News Radio and served in the past as a FOX News Channel War Correspondent for several key events in Iraq, most notably during the Battle of Fallujah. LTC Rutter serves as the President of the Valor Network, Vice-Chairman for Vets for Victory and as President of the 7th Infantry Regiment Association. He is an executive in the Defense Contracting Industry for a company which is a global leader in providing military solutions to the Armed Forces. He also serves as the National Spokesman and Member of the Board for TAPS – Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. LTC Rutter donates much of his time and energy to speaking at many organizations to help raise awareness about the issues facing our service members and veterans.
As the majority owner of the Valor Network, the business decisions of the Valor Network are controlled by LTC Scott E. Rutter (Retired, USA).
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