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Alonzie Scott

Director of Mission Support, Office of Naval Research

From his background in hospitality and leisure services for U.S. Armed Forces to director of NAVSEA's Enterprise Talent Management Office to his current role as director of mission support for the Office of Naval Research, Alonzie Scott continues to follow Zig Ziglar’s motto, "if you help enough people get what they want, you get what you want, too."

I hope the University continues to be a place where young people, who, like me, might’ve known they wanted to go somewhere but weren’t sure exactly where, can receive the foundation necessary to be successful in their career and anything they choose to do in life.

What led you to the Office of Naval Research?

Understanding the Office of Naval Research work matched the competencies I could deliver to our Navy’s premier science and technology community.

What are your primary responsibilities as director of mission support?

I serve as the principal assistant to the Chief of Naval Research, responsible for overall oversight and coordination of Office of Naval Research business, operations and services functions. I also provide oversight of assigned Chief of Naval Research initiatives, facilitating the Office of Naval Research’s Science and Technology mission.

How did your experiences at UWF ready you for your career?

Positive experiences with faculty and staff at UWF were critical to my success. They led the way to my involvement in various campus activities, which prepared me for my career today. The books in my program or suggested by faculty, staff and other students resonated with me. The formal and informal education experiences allowed me to think in terms of being a better collaborator, team player and networker.