Scotty Mills

Highest Ranking Black Officer in the History of the Royal Marines & Performance Expert Trusted by Gareth Southgate

  • Former Media Operations Officer, Head of Rehab & Logistical Planning Officer of the Royal Marines
  • Former Head of Physical Training, Performance & Sport of the Royal Marines
  • Board Member of the Culture Panel of UK Sport
  • Charity Advisor of Care After Combat & Senior Advisor of Be Military Fit

Discover Scotty Mills’s biography of published work below.

Never Give In: The 12 Commando Rules for Life
Never Give In: The 12 Commando Rules for Life

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 Crisis
Growing a Successful Team
Leading When Things Go Wrong
Commando Mindset
Sense of Purpose and Belonging
Performing Under Extreme Pressure
Invest in the Mental ‘Wealth’ of Your Team

From the backstreets of South London to the highest ranking Black Officer in the Royal Marines, Scotty Mills has led a career that some can only dream of. Serving in the Royal Marines, Scotty developed his understanding and expertise in high performance, along with how to perform under pressure and how to manage high performance teams. Renowned for his former role as the Head of Physical Training, Performance & Sport for the Royal Marines, Scotty has detailed expertise on what can be done both mentally and physically to achieve and maintain high performance. When looking for a high performance speaker who has worked in some of the most demanding situations possible, hire Scotty Mills today!

Back in 2004, Scotty joined the forces, serving as the Media Operations Officer of the Royal Marines – a role in which he was solely responsible for developing the media operations strategy. He later progressed to become the Head of Rehab at the Commando Training Centre and the Logistical Planning Officer for the Royal Marines. Learning the ropes of performing under pressure, leadership and high performance cultures, Scotty was later appointed as the Officer commanding Royal Marines Recruiting and Selection – a role in which he used his keen eye for high performance to recruit optimal performers to the forces.

Scotty has also been the Chief of Staff for the Royal Marines, Officer Commanding Hasler Company for the MOD and Officer Commanding Hunter Company. Establishing a renowned reputation for his understanding of achieving optimal performance, Scotty was later recruited as an Advisor for The Football Association, commend by Gareth Southgate for helping the England Football Team during their World Cup Semi-Final. Nicknamed ‘Gareth’s Secret Weapon’ by Lorraine Kelly, Scotty is renowned for his proficiency in helping people from all walks of life to achieve their best. To further share his expertise in high performance, Scotty has also authored the book Never Give In: The 12 Commando Rules for Life – named as an Amazon #1 Movers & Shakers.

Titled the Most Inspiring Serviceman and awarded the Sun Milles, Scott Mills is one of the most sought-after high performance speakers on the circuit. A revered coach, Scotty is hired time and time again to cover topics such as team cohesion, mindset, motivation, culture, leadership, high performance, team building and performing under pressure. Having dined with Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family, and served his country as a member of the Royal Marines, there are few people who have such detailed understanding of high performance as Scotty. When looking for a speaker with a decorated history in industries that demand the highest performance, hire Scotty Mills today.

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 0070 319.