Brent W. Scott

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Brent W. Scott
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Rear Admiral Brent W. Scott
27th Chief of Chaplains of the United States Navy
Allegiance United States
Service/branchSeal of the United States Department of the Navy.svg United States Navy
Years of service1992–present
RankUS-O8 insignia.svg Rear Admiral
Commands heldChief of Chaplains of the United States Navy
Chaplain of the United States Marine Corps
Rear Adm. Scott as 19th Chaplain of the United States Marine Corps

Brent W. Scott currently serves as the 27th Chief of Chaplains of the United States Navy.[1] He previously served as the 19th Chaplain of the United States Marine Corps and the Deputy Chief of Navy Chaplains.

A native of Amarillo, Texas, Scott graduated from West Texas A&M University in 1976, and he received a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1980. After twelve years as a civilian pastor, he received a commission in the United States Navy and was assigned to the 3rd Marine Air Wing in Yuma, Arizona, where from 1992-1995, he served as the battalion chaplain for both the 2nd and the 1st Light Anti-aircraft Missile Battalions. His next assignment was Naval Station Rota, Spain, where from 1995-1999, he served as chaplain for Marine Security Forces and the Naval Brig. Scott subsequently served Carrier Air Wing 7 in Oceana, Virginia, as the wing chaplain where he deployed with the Ike battle group for combat in the Mediterranean Sea, Adriatic Sea, and the Persian Gulf from 1999-2001. In 2002, Scott received a Master of Theology from Duke University, and was then detailed to Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois, as a supervisory chaplain in one of the largest Religious Ministry Teams in the Navy.[2]

The appointment of Rear Admiral Scott as Chief of Chaplains of the U.S. Navy was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in April 2018 without the customary promotion to two-star rear admiral.[3] However on November 13, 2018, Scott was nominated by the President for appointment to the rank of rear admiral, while serving as Chief of Chaplains. His promotion was approved by the Senate on December 12.[4]

Awards and decorations[edit]

Defense Superior Service Medal
Gold star
Legion of Merit with one gold award star
Gold star
Gold star
Gold star
Meritorious Service Medal with three award stars
Gold star
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with award star
Gold star
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with award star
Navy "E" Ribbon
Fleet Marine Force Ribbon
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal ribbon.svg Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal ribbon.svg Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Bronze star
Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with service star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon with four service stars
NATO Medal for the former Yugoslavia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Change of office and retirement ceremony". Defense Visual Information Distribution Service. 23 July 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  2. ^ http://www.hqmc.marines.mil/Agencies/Chaplain-of-the-Marine-Corps/
  3. ^ "PN1783 — Rear Adm. (lh) Brent W. Scott — Navy". U.S. Congress. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  4. ^ "PN2609 — Rear Adm. (lh) Brent W. Scott — Navy". U.S. Congress. 12 December 2018. Retrieved 2018-12-13.

External links[edit]

Media related to Brent W. Scott at Wikimedia Commons

Military offices
Preceded by
Margaret G. Kibben
Chaplain of the United States Marine Corps
Deputy Chief of Chaplains of the United States Navy

2014 –2018
Succeeded by
Gregory N. Todd
Preceded by
Margaret G. Kibben
Chief of Chaplains of the United States Navy
2018 –present
Succeeded by
Incumbent