Lt. Col. (Retired) Scott Mann is a US Army Green Beret who spent 18 of his 23 years of service in Special Forces. He was Interagency Task Force Leader, USSOCOM, and was one of the architects of the Afghan Village Stability Program, chronicled in his award winning book, Game Changers; Going local to Defeat Violent Extremists
One of the central themes of the book, and of Village Stability Operations generally, is the centrality of narrative to success on all operational levels. Lt. Col. Mann has deployed to Ecuador, Columbia, Peru, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
He is currently President of Mann-Up Leader Development.