CDR Scott L. Knapp
CDR Knapp was born in Washington, D. C. He attended Virginia Tech where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Marketing and Management and received his commission via the NROTC program upon graduation in 1990.
He completed flight school and received his wings in Meridian, MS in June of 1992. After six months at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA, he completed the Basic Spanish Course and reported to NAS Oceana and the "Grim Reapers" of VF-101 for training as an F-14 pilot. CDR Knapp completed operational tours as a fighter pilot with the "Tophatters" of VF-14, as a department head in the VF-11 "Red Rippers" and as Executive and Commanding Officer of the VFA-34 "Blue Blasters." His deployments have included support of OPERATIONS SOUTHERN WATCH, DENY FLIGHT, ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.
Following his first fleet tour, CDR Knapp completed the Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor course at the Naval Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) in Fallon, Nevada. He then served in the "Vampires" of VX-9 Det Point Mugu, CA as an Operational Test Director for multiple F-14 programs and the head of tactics development. Following his department head tour, he was on staff at the U.S. Pacific Command at Camp Smith, HI. While there he served as the primary action officer for Northeast Asia War Plans Exercises.
Post command he attended the Senior Course at the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy. After graduation, he attended the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, VA and upon completion was designated a Joint Qualified Officer. His most recent tour was as the Deputy Executive Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command.
Commander Knapp's personal awards include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, three Air Medals, two Naval Commendation Medals, Joint Service Achievement Medal, two Navy Achievement Medals and various unit and campaign awards.
Commander Knapp lives in Virginia Beach with his beautiful wife Andrea and their son Murphy.