A Letter from Walter O’Brien, Founder and CEO of Scorpion Computer Services and the Inspiration for CBS television show “Scorpion”

As the newest member of the DoD STARBASE team, I am honored to be a Board Advisor for STARBASE Indiana, Inc. In 2015, I had the privilege of visiting Fort Wayne, Indiana with STARBASE Indiana Executive Director Dr. Scott Liebhauser and Board Member Colonel (Ret) David Augustine. During this tour, I was the guest speaker at multiple military, business, and academic venues and gave a presentation to a large group of DoD STARBASE students at St.Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School. After engaging with STARBASE students and staff, I was amazed at the work this group is doing in creating STEM awareness and appreciation for thousands of students throughout Indiana.

As an expert in computer coding and artificial intelligence, I am excited to see a new generation of young people interested in experiential STEM education. STARBASE Indiana has touched the lives of over 12,000 students over its brief 6-year tenure. During this time, they have debuted three successful academies in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, and South Bend, and a fourth location will be opening its doors in Gary, Indiana this spring. I look forward to consulting with the STARBASE Indiana Board of Directors to help in continuing its ubiquitous program successes. STARBASE Indiana, as part of a network of DoD STARBASE programs around the nation, has instructed over 1 million students in just over two decades, benefiting America’s economy for years to come. As more and more young people enter challenging and rewarding STEM careers based on the spark of interest generated at DoD STARBASE, our nation will have better days ahead.

For these reasons, I am pleased to write this letter in support of DoD STARBASE Indiana and look forward to being part of a great organization making a difference in the lives of young people throughout the state of Indiana and the nation.



Walter O’Brien

Founder and CEO, Scorpion Computer Services

Posted September 2018