USS Harry S Truman

Commanding Officer

  CAPT Ryan B. Scholl


Captain Ryan B. Scholl, a native of Beltsville, Maryville, Maryland, attended Princeton University and graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He received his commission as an Ensign from Aviation Officer Candidate School. He was subsequently designated a Naval Aviator in February 1990, Captain Scholl reported to VA-122 in NAS Lemoore, California for A-7E replacement pilot training.

In September 1990, Captain Scholl was assigned to the "Gunslingers" of VA-105 at Cecil Field, Florida and soon thereafter transitioned to the F/A-18. In July of 1994, he was selected to the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron to serve as a demonstration pilot in three seasons with the Blue Angels. Following this assignment, Captain Scholl reported to the "Rampagers" of VFA-83 for his department head tour. In March 2001, he attended the Navy War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

Captain Scholl reported to VFA-81 as Executive Officer in April 2003, and assumed command of the "Sunliners" in September 2004 completing a Mediterranean/Arabian Gulf deployment. In January 2006, Captain Scholl assumed command of the Joint Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), Asadabad, Afghanistan, conducting hundreds of constructions, governance and humanitarian assistance in Kunar and Nuristan provinces.

Captain Scholl then completed Navy Nuclear Power Training curriculum and reported in May 2009 as the Executive Officer of the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65). In October 2011, Captain Scholl assumed command of the USS ASHLAND (LSD 48) during the mid-life overhaul in Metro shipyard. Captain Scholl's most recent assignment was the Assistant Chief of Staff for Force Readiness at Naval Air Forces, Pacific.

Captain Scholl's personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Strike/Flight Air Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various unit, campaign and service ribbons. He has accumulated over 4,200 tactical jet flight hours and 734 carrier landings.



  Executive Officer     

XO - CAPT Clark 

 CAPT Max Clark

Captain Max Clark was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1992 with a B.S. in Physics.  He holds a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.  He entered flight training in Pensacola, FL and was designated a Naval Aviator in November 1994.

Upon completion of initial training in the SH-60F and HH-60H helicopters, Captain Clark was assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron FIFTEEN (HS-15) based in Jacksonville, FL.  He completed deployments on USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) and USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) supporting Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR (Bosnia-Herzegovina) and Operation SOUTHERN WATCH.

For his initial shore tour, Captain Clark reported to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron ONE (VX-1) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD where he served as Operational Test Director and qualified in the SH-60B and MH-60S aircraft.

Captain Clark then reported to the staff of Carrier Air Wing NINE (CVW-9) as the Anti-Submarine Warfare and Combat Search and Rescue Officer and deployed on USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

Captain Clark’s department head tour was with HS-8 in San Diego, CA where he served as Operations Officer and Maintenance Officer.  He completed two deployments on USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) supporting operations in the western Pacific Ocean and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

In 2008, Captain Clark reported to the Dragonslayers of HS-11 in Jacksonville, FL as the Executive Officer and assumed Command of the squadron from December 2009 to April 2011.  He deployed on USS ENTERPRISE supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and anti-piracy operations.

Ashore, Captain Clark served on the staff of U.S. Joint Forces Command and worked as a Washington, DC and Congressional Liaison Officer.  He also completed a tour at Navy Personnel Command in Millington, TN as the Helicopter Commander Detailer and Deputy Director for Aviation Officer Distribution.

After selection to the aviation nuclear pipeline and completion of nuclear power training, Captain Clark reported as Executive Officer of USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75) in April 2014.  During his aviation career, he has accumulated over 3,700 flight hours.



 Command Master Chief


CMDCM Raymond Kemp, Sr.


Command Master Chief Raymond D. Kemp entered the U. S. Navy in June 1986 as a Data Processing Technician; completed Basic Training at Recruit Training Center San Diego, California and Class-A School at Service School Center San Diego.

Sea duty assignments include: USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62) in Philadelphia with homeport change to San Diego; USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN -72) Alameda, CA; Staff of COMMANDER AMPHIBIOUS GROUP ONE home ported in Okinawa, Japan, and embarked on USS BLUE RIDGE, USS JUNEAU, USS ESSEX in Yokosuka and Sasebo Japan; USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) in Norfolk, VA.

Shore duty assignments include: Naval Security Station Washington DC; Tactical Support Center, San Diego, CA; Commander Naval Space Command Dahlgren, VA; OPNAV Communications Information Systems and Network (N6).

He was selected for Command Master Chief in 2009; also chosen to represent the Navy at the US Army Sergeants Major Academy.  His initial Command Master Chief tour was onboard USS MASON (DDG 87) in Norfolk, VA.  During his tour, MASON, completed a counter piracy deployment in the 5th Fleet, with the embarked CTF commanded by the Singaporean Navy where he engaged with British, Pakistan, and Singaporean senior enlisted leadership, greatly enhancing international coalition relationships; and earned the Retention Excellence Awards.

Throughout his career, he has completed combat deployments in the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Fleet areas of responsibilities and participated in Operations SEA ANGEL II, OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH, CONTINUE HOPE, NEW DAWN, DESSERT STORM, IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM.

Command Master Chief Kemp’s personal qualifications and awards include the Enlisted Surface Warfare, Enlisted Aviation Warfare, and the Enlisted Information Dominance Warfare;  Meritorious Service Medal, four Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, a Combat Action Ribbon, and various unit and campaign awards.