USS Harry S Truman

Commander, Naval Air Forces > USS Harry S Truman > LEADERSHIP
Commanding Officer

  CAPT Ryan B. Scholl


Captain Ryan B. Scholl, a native of Beltsville, Md., 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. Scholl reported to Attack Squadron (VA) 122 in NAS Lemoore, Calif., for A-7E replacement pilot training.

In September 1990, Scholl was assigned to the “Gunslingers” of Attack Squadron (VA) 105 at Cecil Field, Fla., and soon thereafter transitioned to the F/A-18.  In July 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, Scholl reported to the “Rampagers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 for his department head tour.  In March 2001, he attended the Navy War College in Newport, R.I.

Scholl reported to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 as executive officer in April 2003, and assumed command of the “Sunliners” in September 2004 completing a Mediterranean/Persian Gulf deployment. In January 2006, Scholl assumed command of the Joint Provincial Reconstruction Team, Asadabad, Afghanistan, conducting hundreds of constructions, governance and humanitarian assistance missions in Kunar and Nuristan provinces.

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, Scholl assumed command of the USS Ashland (LSD 48) during the mid-life overhaul in Metro shipyard.  Scholl’s most recent assignment was the assistant chief of staff for Force Readiness at Naval Air Forces Pacific.

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-arrested landings.



  Executive Officer     

XO - CAPT Clark 

 CAPT Max Clark  

Captain Max Clark was born and raised in Philadelphia and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Physics.  He holds a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.  He entered flight training in Pensacola, Fla., and was designated a naval aviator in November 1994.

Upon completion of initial training in the SH-60F and HH-60H helicopters, Clark was assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Fifteen (HS) 15 based in Jacksonville, Fla.  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, Clark reported to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (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 helicopters.

Clark then reported to the staff of Carrier Air Wing Nine 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. 

Clark’s department head tour was with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 8 in San Diego 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, Clark reported to the Dragonslayers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 11 in Jacksonville, Fla., as the executive officer and assumed command of the squadron from December 2009 to April 2011.  He deployed on Enterprise supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and anti-piracy operations.

Ashore, Clark served on the staff of U.S. Joint Forces Command and worked as a Washington, D.C., and Congressional Liaison Officer.  He also completed a tour at Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tenn., 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, Clark reported as executive officer aboard 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 Antonio D. Perryman 


Command Master Chief (AW/SW) Antonio “Tony” Perryman was born in Mobile, Ala. and entered the Navy in June 1989 at Recruit Training Command in San Diego, Calif.  He attended Seaman Apprenticeship Training in San Diego, and attended Quartermaster “A” School in Orlando, Fla.

His previous assignments include Quartermaster onboard USS Independence (CV 62) home ported in San Diego and homeport change to Yokosuka, Japan.  He then reported to USS Monterey (CG 61) homeported in Mayport, Fla.  Upon successful completion of this tour, he transferred to his first shore duty OPNAV CNO (Pentagon) in Arlington, Va.  He then returned to sea duty onboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) in Norfolk, Va. and it’s during this tour he was initiated into the Chief Petty Officers’ Mess.  Following this tour, he reported to Afloat Training Group (ATG) Mayport, Fla. where he was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer and qualified as an Afloat Training Specialist.  He then returned to sea duty Pre-Commissioning Unit Farragut and then USS Farragut (DDG 99) in Mayport, Fla.  Later, he transferred to USS Doyle (FFG 39) Mayport, Fla., and it’s during this tour that Perryman was selected to the Command Senior Chief program.  He reported to USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) Mayport, Fla. as Command Senior Chief and, four months into his tour, he was selected to Master Chief Quartermaster.  Upon completion of this tour he then reported as Command Master Chief of Strike Fighter Squadron 37 in Virginia Beach, Va.  Upon completion of this tour he reported to Strike Fighter Squadron 106.

In March 2015, he assumed his current role as Command Master Chief of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).  He is a graduate of the Navy’s Senior Enlisted Academy (Non-resident Course Class #23) and the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course (Class #69).

Perryman’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal (7 awards), Good Conduct Medal (8 awards), and numerous individual, Campaign, and Unit awards.