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Vice Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk USN, Retired

Vice Adm. Scott Van Buskirk is a veteran who served in the United States Navy for 34 years. His military career culminated in an appointment as the 56th Chief of Naval Personnel. He was sworn in on October 11, 2011 and served in this role until August 2013. Before assuming this position, Vice Adm. Van Buskirk was the Commander of the Seventh Fleet.

As a Flag Officer, Vice Adm. Van Buskirk served in several assignments including U.S Pacific Fleet Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff; Commander Carrier Strike Group Nine; Assistant Deputy of Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5B); and the Deputy to the Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Effects for the Multi-National Force- Iraq.

A career submariner, Vice Adm. Van Buskirk served on board the following submarines: USS Seawolf (SSN 575), USS Salt Lake City (SSN 716), USS Tunny (SSN 682), and USS Georgia (SSBN 729-Gold). He also commanded USS Pasadena (SSN 752). Ashore, he commanded the Submarine Development Squadron 12 and served on various staffs including the Navy Office of Legislative Affairs and both the Submarine Force U.S Pacific and Atlantic commands.

Vice Adm. Van Buskirk is a 1979 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and holds a master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School. After his retirement from the U.S Navy in 2013, Vice Adm. Van Buskirk joined Oceaneering International Incorporated’s Advanced Technologies Group, a global provider of engineered services and products for the oil and gas, defense, space, entertainment and robotic sectors. He currently serves as the Vice President for Strategic Program Development for the company.

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