About Scott Laidig

photo of Scott LaidigScott graduated from Ohio State in 1965 with a degree in history. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. During nine years on active duty he, among many other things, served in Vietnam, attended Russian language school, was assigned to various submarines of the US Pacific Fleet, and taught infantry tactics at The Basic School. His 15 seconds of fame came in the best selling book, Blind Man's Bluff, by Sherry Sontag. After resigning, Scott worked for two defense contractors before starting his own firm in 1982. Scott co-founded VisiCom Laboratories in 1989 when his firm was incorporated into the new company; Scott became a Senior Vice President, a position he kept until 1998, when VisiCom was sold. Scott retired from the defense business and co-founded eHistory. He is married to Susan Novotny, and has two grown children and three grandchildren. Scott’s son-in-law, Tim Stanton, served in Iraq as an Ohio National Guard captain assigned to the 4th Infantry Division. His nephew, Ronnie Earle, served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan and remains on active duty as a Combat Engineer Sergeant is the Marine Corps. Scott is very proud of both men. Scott spends his springs and summers in Montana, winters in Southern California, and the falls traveling with the Buckeyes! He is currently writing a multi-volume biography of General Al Gray, the 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps. Al Gray, Marine: The Early Years, 1950-1967, Vol I was published in January 2013.