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, Rear Admiral Kevin Scott holds a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies. He is a native of Portsmouth, Virginia, and New York, New York, and was designated a naval aviator in 1984.
At sea, he served as aircraft division officer and maintenance test pilot, Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14; aircraft handler aboard USS Inchon (LPH 12) and HM 14 operations officer and detachment officer in charge. He commanded HM-14, commanded Mine Countermeasures Squadron 1 as commodore and later served as commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2.
Ashore, Scott served as air combat placement officer, Bureau of Naval Personnel; operations officer, Commander Tactical Wing Atlantic; military aide to the vice president; 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.; and deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. Central Command.
Scott assumed duty as Vice Director, Joint Staff J7, Suffolk, Virginia, in March 2014. In that position, he serves to oversee the integration of joint training, concept development, operational analysis, and lessons learned activities to achieve the chairman’s vision for Joint Force 2020. He most recently served as director, Joint Fleet Operations, N3/5, U.S. Fleet Forces Command.
Scott has earned various personal, unit, service, and campaign awards.