Scott Crawford enlisted as an infantry rifleman in the United States Marine Corps in 2006. After being deployed twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan with First Battalion Third Marines, Scott received an Honorable Discharge in 2010. Scott is currently a Juris Doctor candidate at UNT Dallas College of Law and is active in veteran advocacy and community reintegration.
"Veterans receive extensive training during their time in service, which is recorded in an academic transcript. Too many veterans either don’t take advantage of these credits, or only do so later when they have already taken college courses which would have otherwise been unnecessary. This is wasteful and inefficient. I'd like to see those transcripts automatically submitted to the school when a service member submits the necessary documentation to receive the GI Bill benefit. Adding this regulatory function will save tax dollars, preserve a veteran’s benefit for further education, and allow veterans to earn degrees quicker."