Capt. Marvin Scott
Captain Scott is from Houghton, Michigan. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics. After earning his commission through CMU’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program, he completed training at the Naval Diving and Salvage Center in Panama City Beach, Florida and was designated a Navy Scuba Diver in July of 2000.
After earning his “Wings of Gold” in May of 2003, he reported to the “Grim Reapers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VF) 101 for initial F-14B Tomcat training at NAS Oceana, Virginia.
In May of 2004, Scott joined the “Jolly Rogers” of VF-103 where he completed their last Tomcat deployment onboard the USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After transitioning to the F/A-18F Super Hornet, he completed another deployment with the now re-designated Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
Scott was selected to attend the prestigious Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN). Upon graduation in September of 2007, stayed on as a TOPGUN instructor at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center at NAS Fallon, Nevada. While there, he flew all variants of the F/A-18 as well as the F-16A/B Fighting Falcon and served as the AIM-120 Subject Matter Expert and TOPGUN Training Officer.
In August of 2010, Scott returned to Virginia Beach for his department head tour with VFA-31. As a member of the “Tomcatters” flying F/A-18E aircraft, he completed another deployment in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. In November of 2013, he reported to Naval Special Warfare Development Group stationed at NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex, Virginia. While serving as the deputy fleet liaison officer, he deployed with a joint task force in support of an overseas contingency operation.
In March of 2015, he checked in to the VFA-106 “Gladiators” for refresher training in the F/A-18C Hornet. He reported to the VFA-83 “Rampagers” as the executive officer in February of 2016 onboard the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). There he completed the final six months of a combat deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq and Syria. He assumed command of VFA-83 on May 18, 2017 and led the squadron through a transition to the F/A-18E Super Hornet.
In September of 2018 he reported to the Secretary of the Navy Tours with Industry program as a fellow at General Electric Aviation where he worked as a digital product manager. In August of 2019 he reported to the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment as the tactical aircraft acquisition portfolio manager and reported to VFA-106 again in June of 2021 for pilot refresher training, which included a three-month augmentation deployment as the night-shift battle director for the 609th Combined Air Operations Center at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. He reported to CVW-3 as deputy commander in June of 2022 and assumed command in December 2023.
Captain Scott has accumulated over 3,500 total flight hours, 640 combat flight hours, and 750 arrested landings in naval aircraft during his career. Scott’s personal awards include two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, the Meritorious Service Medal, six Strike Flight Air Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Navy Commendation Medals, and various individual, campaign, and unit awards.