RCGI-This Years Thanksgiving Theme is GratitudeThis year's theme is gratitude. Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful, readiness to show appreciation for and to return the kindness.

I'm grateful for the spirit of working together and the community at RGC this past year where employees unselfishly stepped up and allowed me to focus on my health and my family.  I'm thankful that we love others and we stay focused on loving our neighbors, our customers, and not ourselves. I'm grateful for my company who posted a record year in revenue as we increased to 27 employees.

My personal journey continues, I went through 6 months of aggressive chemotherapy and was admitted to a research study at MD Anderson.  Amazingly I was able to have a corrective surgery back in May.  I went 70 days on a feeding tube with nothing to eat or drink.  Finally, in September I was able to get off the feeding tube and begin eating.  I had scans performed at MD Anderson on November 7 and learned that the cancer has returned.

When one goes through such a trial, you either move forward or backward but you will change.  If you are angry and bitter you will become even more bitter, but if you understand the good news and the gospel of Christ, then you become grateful, strengthened, you love your neighbors more, and you learn to live one day at a time with your higher power guiding you.  This is my story, or better said God's story through me because I could never bear this alone.  My employees, my family, and friends have shown me God's love, and for that, I'm humbled and grateful.

This Thanksgiving give praise honor and glory to God and be thankful for your many blessings.

Written by Scott Butler

Scott Butler Scott is the Chairman of the Board with Redstone Government Consulting, Inc. and has more than 25 years of government contracting experience. He specializes in all aspects of cost accounting and compliance relating to DCAA, FAR, CAS and US GAAP. Scott also specializes in revenue recognition, complex disclosure issues and consulting services to our government contractors. Professional Experience Scott was responsible for the SEC, US GAAP, DCAA compliance and external audit oversight, and financial statement for a large publicly-held government contractor before becoming a shareholder with Redstone Government Consulting, Inc. He has focused his career on assisting contractors with achieving their goals and objectives along with mitigating risk and maximizing cost recovery. Scott serves in an advisory board capacity with many of our clients, and consults with them on strategic issues such as executive compensation, mergers and acquisitions exit strategies and long-term strategic initiatives. Scott has conducted numerous training seminars, has published several articles and is a frequent instructor for Federal Publication Seminars on topics such as “FAR Cost Principles,” “DCAA audits,” “Government Contract Accounting Systems Compliance” and “Business System Internal Controls.” Scott also has been involved with numerous complex accounting system implementations in a Deltek® Costpoint environment. He sources, manages and leads these implementations, as well as large compliance engagements for our customers. Education Scott earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Jacksonville State University with a major in Accounting and a minor in Computer Science. Certifications State of Alabama Certified Public Accountant Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants Affiliations American Institute of Certified Public Accountants National Contract Management Association Professional Services Council Board of Directors - Wells Fargo Bank-Huntsville Board of Directors - Kids to Love Foundation (Founding Member)

About Redstone GCI

Redstone Government Consultants are a team of the most senior industry veterans and the brightest new talent in the industry. Many have held senior government positions including leadership roles in the DCAA. Our new talents bring significant accounting and software experience along with fresh perspectives, inspiration and energy to our team. Through our leadership and combined experience, we provide a unique perspective, bringing both government and contractor proficiencies to bear and ensuring rock-solid government compliance for our clients.