Heroes Among Us: “The strong sense of commitment and loyalty that I developed went a long way in the private sector.” with Scott Sterling and Marco Dehry

Marco Derhy
Jun 19, 2019 · 11 min read
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I absolutely think the military helped prepare me for the business world. The leadership skills alone have been instrumental in my success. I also think that the strong sense of commitment and loyalty that I developed went a long way in the private sector. Making people believe that they are part of an important mission and part of a team is critical. I have always made sure that I am in the trenches with my staff — again, another important lesson from the military. I never ask someone to do something that I would not do myself. Early in my military career, I would think of my grandfather when times were tough. Today when times are tough, I think back to some the extremely difficult things I had to endure in the military and I remember that things could always be much worse.

I had the pleasure to interview Scott Sterling, the President of OnPoint Systems LLC, where he is responsible for the overall design, development and introduction of the SpotOn Virtual Smart Fence. Prior to working in the consumer electronics and pet industry, Scott had a successful career in the private defense industry and military operations, that spanned more than 25 years. Most recently in the defense industry, he provided developmental and leadership expertise as vice president of business development at L3, Warrior Systems, Insight and as vice president of new concept development at Gentex/Ops-Core. Scott began his career serving in the U.S. Army as an infantryman with the 1st Battalion — 75th Ranger Regiment, the 75th Ranger Regimental Reconnaissance Detachment and a Special Mission Unit in the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC).

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A Positive Influencer | Author | 19 years publication industry | Created unique series | Founder @ Derhy Enterprises https://marcoderhy.com

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Marco Derhy

Written by

A Positive Influencer | Author | 19 years publication industry | Created unique series | Founder @ Derhy Enterprises https://marcoderhy.com

Authority Magazine

Leadership Lessons from Authorities in Business, Film, Sports and Tech. Authority Mag is devoted primarily to sharing interesting feature interviews of people who are authorities in their industry. We use interviews to draw out stories that are both empowering and actionable.

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