DOBSON — Glenn Scotland will be the keynote speaker for the Seventh Annual Standing in the G.A.P. church conference on August 9 from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Dobson. The event is being held through the Glory Hallelujah Triumphant Pentecostal Apostolic Church.
Scotland is the son of a retired pastor and resides in Leesburg, Virginia. He previously served as a church’s video ministry in Northern Virginia. He is presently a member of the Heritage Fellowship Church in Reston, Virginia where Dr. Norman Tate serves as pastor.
Scotland is a retired member of the United States Army who served in different capacities. During his tour of duty he had Military Occupational Specialty assignments ranging from personnel records specialist, logistic specialist, military equal employment specialist, mediation specialist, emergency medical specialist, ear, nose and throat specialist and served his last duty as a low level ambassador at the Allied Student Battalion.
After retiring from the Army, Scotland entered the civilian sector where he served in human resources at JHB International. After two years with JHB he left the company to pursue a career in engineering with Toshiba USA. While there he obtained a degree in computer science, information technology from the University of Phoenix, Arizona. After three years with Toshiba, he left the company to open his own business, GQS Business Systems, doing the same thing he had at Toshiba.
After owning GQS Business Systems for six years, Scotland sold the company and began working for the federa government. His first job was with the Department of Defense, Tricare Management Activity, where he served as an information technology specialist.
He later moved on to Joint Base, Buckley Airy Force Base, Colorado. In addition to being the base equal employment opportunity director, he served as the alternative dispute resolution manager, chief Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Officer.