Commanding Officer | Executive Officer | Command Master Chief
CDR Scott "Soup" Campbell
Commander Scott Campbell is a native of Glendale, California. He attended the University of Southern California on a NROTC scholarship and graduated with a degree in Environmental Engineering.
Commander Campbell began flight school in September 1997 and was designated a Naval Flight Officer in February 1999 at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. Following flight school, he reported to the VS-41 "Shamrocks" at Naval Air Station North Island, California for initial training in the S-3B Viking. In April 2000, Commander Campbell reported to the “Red Griffins” of VS-38 where he completed two deployments on board USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64) to the Western Pacific and Persian Gulf flying missions in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH and IRAQI FREEDOM. During his tour with VS-38, he served as the Educational Services Officer, Surface Warfare Officer, NATOPS Officer, and Assistant Tactics Officer.
After completing the Viking Tactics Instructor (VTI) syllabus, Commander Campbell reported to the Sea Control Weapons School at NAS Jacksonville, Florida in September 2003. While there he served as the Weapons Department Head and Air Combat Training Continuum (ACTC) Program Manager.
With the looming sundown of the S-3 community, Commander Campbell was selected for transition to the EA-6B Prowler, and reported to VAQ-129 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in April 2005 to begin initial training. In April 2006, he reported to the “Lancers” of VAQ-131 where he completed a deployment to the Western Pacific on board USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72). While with VAQ-131 he served as the Assistant Tactics Officer, Assistant Operations Officer, and Safety Department Head. During his tour the Lancers won multiple awards including the Battle “E” and Golden Wrench.
Beginning in March 2008, Commander Campbell served as an Individual Augmentee (IA) supporting Joint CREW Composite Squadron ONE in Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team – 10th Mountain Division of the United States Army as the Brigade Electronic Warfare Officer in Kirkuk Province, Iraq.
Following his IA assignment, Commander Campbell reported to the “Zappers” of VAQ-130 for his Department Head tour. He served as Tactics Officer, Administrative Officer, and Operations Officer and completed a deployment on board USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN 75) to the Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and NEW DAWN. The Zappers earned multiple unit awards, including the Battle “E”, during his tenure. Next, Commander Campbell reported to the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California as an in-resident student. He earned his Master’s Degree in Operations Research in September 2013 and subsequently joined the military faculty of the Operations Research Department teaching Probability and Statistics.
Commander Campbell has accumulated more than 2,500 flight hours and over 660 carrier arrested landings. His decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal (3 Strike Flight Awards), Navy Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy Achievement Medal (3 awards), and various other unit, service and campaign awards.