The Scott Patriot Program was launched on September 11, 2013 by the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois, McKendree University and various Metro East chamber of commerce organizations to recognize organizations that are committed to supporting veterans. In 2017, Scott Patriot 2.0 was launched to further expand our sphere of influence with a job portal to directly connect hiring professionals with military families seeking employment.
The mission of the Scott Patriot Program is to allow a space for transitioning military personelle to connect with local hiring managers, provide transparent documentation on how contractors can interface with Scott Air Force Base, and to advocate for the needs of military members and their families with issues such as professional license reciprocity.
The following communities have all taken the steps necessary to be recognized Scott Patriots. They have issued proclamations to declare their individual village, city or township as a Scott Patriot Community. To view the proclamations, click on the the desired community.
The Scott Patriot is supported by the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois, McKendree University, and the Airmen and Family Readiness Center at Scott Air Force Base. These organizations have dedicated pivotal resources to further support transitioning military members and their families.
If your organization is interested in taking on responsibilities with the Scott Patriot program, please contact us through the form on the Contact page.