Vice Adm. Scott Conn is a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and a 1985 graduate of Millersville University of Pennsylvania. He was designated a naval aviator in May 1987. Conn is also a graduate of the Naval War College.
Conn’s command tours include Carrier Strike Group 4; Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center, Carrier Air Wing 11, the FA-18 series Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106; and VFA-136.
Conn’s sea tours involved seven deployments on five different aircraft carriers in support of Operations Deliberate Force, Southern Watch, Deny Flight, Ensuring and Iraqi Freedom. He has flown in excess of 100 combat missions, has accumulated over 4,700 flight hours and 1,000 arrested landings.
Ashore, Conn had multiple flying tours involving flight in the A-4, F-5, F-16 and FA-18 series aircraft. His staff tours include serving as the staff general secretary and U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) event planner at the Joint Warfighting Center; as the executive assistant to Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command; and as the strike branch director for Director, Air Warfare (N98) and most recently completed a tour as the Director, Air Warfare (N98) on the staff of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.
He assumed duties as the 30th Commander U.S. Third Fleet in September 2019.
Conn was the recipient of the 2004 Vice Adm. James Bond Stockdale Inspirational Leadership award and is authorized to wear the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (six awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (five Strike Fight), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards, one with Combat “V”) and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, as well as various service and campaign awards.