MTSU’s Huber shares Scouts’ impact on him during awards luncheon keynote

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Huber, MTSU’s senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives, was the keynote speaker at Tuesday’s Rutherford County 2018 Good Scout Award Luncheon, held by the Trail of Tears District of the Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America at World Outreach Church.

This year’s annual event honored fellow Army veteran and Troop 398 Scoutmaster Mike Warren, who was recognized for his “life-changing impact on the lives of over 500 young men” during his three decades as a leader, including 92 who rose to Eagle Scout, the organization’s highest rank.

Huber, an Eagle Scout himself, was joined by MTSU head football coach Rick Stockstill; Hilary Miller, director of the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center; and former state Rep. John Hood, the university’s director of governmental relations.

Huber showed the audience his merit badge sash and Boy Scout Handbook, keepsakes from his days as a Scout that he said had a “significant and profound” impact on his life. “I used the fieldcraft in this book to help me go through the qualification course to become a Green Beret,” said Huber, who at his retirement was the Army’s longest-serving Special Forces soldier in the service.

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