Scotty Mills

Former Royal Marine Officer, Highest-Ranking Black Officer in the History of the Royal Marines, & Titled the Most Inspirational Serviceman

  • Named the Amazon #1 Movers & Shakers for Never Give In: The 12 Commando Rules for Life
  • Ambassador of Only A Pavement Away
  • Former Head of Physical Training, Performance and Sport for the Royal Marines

Discover Scotty Mills’s biography of published work below.

Scotty Mills
Never Give In: The 12 Commando Rules for Life
  • 2022 – Named the Amazon #1 Movers & Shakers for Never Give In: The 12 Commando Rules for Life
  • 2020 – Ambassador of Only A Pavement Away
  • 2020 – Charity Advisor of Care After Combat
  • 2020 – Senior Advisor for Be Military Fit
  • 2019 – Board Member of the Culture Panel of UK Sport
  • 2017 – Head of Physical Training, Performance and Sport for the Royal Marines
  • 2017 – Advisor for The Football Association
  • 2011 – Chief of Staff for the Royal Marines Reserve
  • 2009 – Officer Commanding Royal Marines Recruiting and Selection
  • 2007 – Logistical Planning Officer of the Royal Marines
  • 2006 – Head of Rehab at the Commando Training Centre for the Royal Marines
  • 2004 – Media Operations Officer for the Royal Marines
  • Awarded the Sun Milles and named the Most Inspiring Serviceman

When Scotty Mills is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Develop a Culture of Excellence
Leading Under Pressure
Culture of Leadership Development
Lessons in Leading in a Crisis
Growing a Successful Team
Leading When Things Go Wrong
How to Pivot
Build Resilience
Commando Mindset
Sense of Purpose and Belonging
Values and Identity
Performing Under Extreme Pressure
How Key Values Can Become The Norm
Invest in the Mental ‘Wealth’ of Your Team

Former Royal Marine Officer, Scotty Mills has developed a celebrated career having gained 32 years of industry experience. Respected worldwide for becoming the highest-ranking Black Officer in the history of the Royal Marines, he has advanced upon his unique skillset and now understands all there is to know about leadership and resilience. Nicknamed Gareth Southgate’s ‘Secret Weapon’, Scotty is now in high demand for speaking engagements as an executive coach and speaker who shares his specialist knowledge on a variety of topics.

Beginning his military career as a Media Operations Officer at the Royal Marines, Scotty is esteemed for the remarkable career he has developed throughout his time serving the country. From working as the Logistical Planning Officer to fulfilling the role of Head of Physical Training, Performance, and Sport for the Royal Marines, Scotty has performed in a variety of high-pressure situations and has pushed his resilience to the extremes. After retiring from the forces in 2019, Scotty now aims to empower a wider audience through forwarding as an Advisor, Board Member, and Executive Coach with the vast knowledge and experience he has gained over recent years.

Having built a strong reputation for inspiring audiences to reach their full potential, Scotty has previously worked as an Advisor for the FA, working closely with Gareth Southgate and the England Football Team. Nicknamed Gareth’s ‘Secret Weapon’, he is admired throughout the sporting industry for stamping his mark in football history. Dedicated to sharing his expert knowledge, Scotty has also become the proud author of the Amazon 1 Movers and Shakers book ‘Never Give In: The 12 Commando Rules for Life’.

Admired for becoming one of the most inspiring military and high-performance speakers in the field, Scotty Mills is now highly sought-after to hire for speaking events internationally. Recognised for his successful career, he was awarded the Sun Miles by Gareth Southgate and was also titled the Most Inspirational Serviceman. A talented professional, Scotty aims to inspire audiences to ‘achieve their impossible dreams’ by using his peak performance tips and tricks. When looking to hire an empowering speaker, look no further than Scotty!

Official Testimonials

Scotty Mills is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“Scotty Mills has inspired me as a Leader and had a big impact on what I’ve done over the last couple of years.”

Gareth Southgate OBE England Football Manager

“Now and again you go to a conference and a speaker comes on and takes command of the audience with their first sentence. Major Scotty Mills is such a person.”

Mike, CEO, British Institute of Innkeeping

“The inspirational Scotty Mills injected the Royal Marines ethos into the England Football Team sparking a miraculous run at the World Cup in Russia. Scotty, you are absolutely brilliant!”

Lorraine Kelly, TV Presenter

To enquire about Scotty Mills for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via or call a booking agent on 0203 9816 297.