Rear Adm. Scott currently serves as vice director J7, Joint Staff in Suffolk, Va.
A native of Portsmouth, Va., and New York City, N.Y., Scott was designated a naval aviator in 1984.
His operational sea assignments included: HM-14 legal officer, Aircraft division officer and maintenance test pilot (1985-1987); Aircraft Handler aboard USS Inchon (LPH 12) (1990-1992) and HM-14 admin officer, operations officer and detachment officer in charge (1994-1996). He commanded Helicopter Mine Counter Measures Squadron (HM) 14; Mine Countermeasures Squadron One as Commodore, and later served as Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 2.
Ashore, he served as Air Combat placement officer, Bureau of Naval Personnel; wing operations officer, Commander Tactical Wing Atlantic; military aide to the vice president (1997-1999); current operations chief and division chief, Joint Forces Command; director of aviation officer Distribution Division (PERS 43), Naval Personnel Command; acting director, Expeditionary Warfare Division, Washington D.C; Deputy Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. Central Command and most recently as Director, Joint Fleet Operations, N3/5, U. S. Fleet Forces Command.
He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Naval Postgraduate School, U.S. Naval War College, and the Joint Forces Staff College. He holds a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.
His personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (five awards), Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy League 2008 Dalton L. Baugh Leadership Award, and various campaign and service ribbons.