Commanding Officer (January 16, 2014 - Present) 
CDR Scott McClelland
Commanding Officer

Commander Scott C. McClelland is a native of Big Springs, TX. He enlisted in the Navy in June, 1986, and attended recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Orlando, FL. He earned his commission through the Seaman to Admiral Program in 1995 after completing Officer Candidate School at Officer Training Command, Pensacola, FL.

CDR McClelland’s initial sea tour was in USS LONGBEACH (CGN 9) in San Diego, CA, where he served as #1 Engine Room Leading Petty Officer and Lead Nuclear Quality Assurance Supervisor. Subsequent assignments included tours as Electrical Officer in USS ESSEX (LHD 2) in San Diego, CA; Surface Operations Officer in MINE COUNTERMEASURES SQUADRON THREE (COMCMRON THREE) in Ingleside, TX; Weapons Officer, Combat Systems Officer and Operations Officer in USS THOMAS S. GATES (CG 51) in Pascagoula, MS; and Executive Officer in USS LASSEN (DDG 82) in Yokosuka, JP. CDR McClelland commanded USS LASSEN FROM June of 2012 to December 2013. He assumed command of ATG Western Pacific in January 2014.

His staff assignments included tours in the Joint Readiness, Training, and Exercise Division at U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany and Warfare Requirements Directorate at U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, HI.

CDR McClelland has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Governors State University, University Park, IL and a Master of Science degree in Physics from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. He also completed the Naval War College Nonresident Joint Professional Military Education certificate.

CDR McClelland’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and various campaign and service ribbons.
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