Scott Gration’s Flight Path: Son of Africa to Warrior-Diplomat

Scott Gration, author and former U.S. Ambassador to Kenya, discusses his autobiography Flight Path: Son of Africa to Warrior-Diplomat in an interview with MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman in 2016.

Former US Ambassador Discusses Career & Dismissal Part I


The son of missionaries, Scott Gration grew up in the Congo before the 1964 uprising forced his family to flee to Uganda. As a young man, he joined the US Air Force, where he narrowly escaped death twice – he survived a near-crash over San Antonio and the 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist attack. He writes about all this and more in his autobiography, Flight Path: Son of Africa to Warrior-Diplomat.

Former US Ambassador Discusses Career & Dismissal Part II


In his autobiography, Flight Path: Son of Africa to Warrior-Diplomat, Scott Gration discusses his role in launching the US drone program, how his job changed after the 9/11 attack, and his concerns about how the military has come to use drones. He also talks about traveling with Barack Obama in Africa and his decision to switch parties in order to support Obama during the 2008 election.

Former US Ambassador Discusses Career & Dismissal Part III


Scott Gration was dismissed within two years of starting his dream job as Ambassador to Kenya. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Chief of Staff, Cheryl Mills, fired him for poor leadership and allegedly using a private email server for classified information. In his new autobiography, Flight Path: Son of Africa to Warrior Diplomat, he discusses the controversy and how he found forgiveness.