Lieutenant Commander Nathan W. Scherry
Lieutenant Commander Nathan Walden Scherry is a native of Peculiar, Missouri. Prior to joining the Navy, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Central Missouri in 1994 and a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University in 1998. He was commissioned through Officer Candidate School in 1999 as a Surface Warfare Officer.
His first tour of duty was aboard USS ANTIETAM (CG 54), where he served as Strike Officer. During his tour, ANTIETAM completed two deployments, a four month counter narcotics deployment off the coast of Central America and a six month Northern Arabian Gulf deployment to support Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.
In early 2002, he reported to USS HALYBURTON (FFG 40) where he served as Navigator deploying to the Baltic and Mediterranean Seas in support of Standing NATO Forces Atlantic and Mediterranean and Operations ACTIVE ENDEAVOR and IRAQI FREEDOM.
In late 2003, LCDR Scherry reported to the Naval Post-Graduate School (NPS) where he earned a Master’s of Science degree in Systems Engineering and Analysis and completed a thesis on Littoral ASW in 2025. Additionally, he completed his Joint Professional Military Education Phase I and was awarded the Northrop Grumman Student Award for Excellence in Systems Engineering and Analysis.
In 2006, LCDR Scherry reported to USS FARRAGUT (DDG 99) and served as Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer. While onboard USS FARRAGUT, he completed her maiden deployment in support of Partnership of the Americas 2008, participating in UNITAS 49 and numerous Theater Security Cooperation missions in the U.S. SOUTHCOM area of responsibility.
In May 2009, LCDR Scherry reported to Headquarters, U.S. Central Command as an Individual Augmentee where he served as the Joint Operations Center Team Chief, supporting Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. Following this assignment, he was hand selected to serve as Flag Secretary to Commander, U.S. SIXTH Fleet, working for VADM Harris and VADM Pandolfe from September 2010 to October 2012. In May 2013, LCDR Scherry reported onboard USS GETTYSBURG (CG 64) for duty as Executive Officer.
LCDR Scherry has proudly served with shipmates that have earned a Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Unit Commendation, a Meritorious Unit Commendation, and two Navy Battle Efficiency “E” Awards. His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3) and the Navy Achievement Medal (4). LCDR Scherry is also fluent in Spanish.