Captain Scott Luers is a native of Westminster, Maryland. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ocean Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1995 and a Masters in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University in 2007.
Captain Luers served as the tenth Commanding Officer of USS BOISE (SSN 764), from January 2013 until August 2015. Under his leadership BOISE completed a six month deployment to the Central Command Area of Responsibility and was awarded the Submarine Squadron Six 2014 Battle Efficiency “E” and the Navy Unit Commendation Award. Prior sea tours were as a Division Officer on USS ALBANY (SSN 753), Navigator and Operations Officer on USS MARYLAND (SSBN 738) (GOLD), and Executive Officer on USS HYMAN G. RICKOVER (SSN 709) and USS GREENEVILLE (SSN 772). His experience at sea includes a North Atlantic deployment, two Mediterranean and Arabian Gulf deployments, and six strategic deterrent patrols.
Shore assignments were as an Action Officer on the Chief of Naval Operation’s staff for Fleet Readiness (OPNAV N43) and Flag Lieutenant to RADM Kenneth F. Heimgartner (OPNAV N43), the Navigation Officer for the Operations, Evaluation and Training Branch (SP205) of Strategic Systems Programs, the 2010 Legislative Fellow for Congressman Norm Dicks (WA-6) and the Deputy of the Strategic Actions Group (OPNAV N00Z) for the Chief of Naval Operations. He was most recently assigned as the Chief of Staff to the Commander, Anti-Submarine Warfare Force Western Atlantic, after having served as the Operations Officer on the staff of the Commander, Submarines Atlantic.
Captain Luers is married to Christina (formerly Ratulowski) of Bergen, New York. They have two great children, Aiden and Keira.