Executive Officer Crew 204 
 
CDR Scott W. Larson
Executive Officer - Crew 204

Commander Scott Larson hails from Arlington, MA and earned his Commission in 1998 via the Naval ROTC Program at The College of The Holy Cross. He graduated from Holy Cross with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science.

Following initial training at Surface Warfare Officer’s School, he reported to USS ANZIO (CG 68), serving as Damage Control Assistant. Subsequently assigned to USS CROMMELIN (FFG 37) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, he served as the Training Officer and Ship’s Maintenance and Material Officer.

While onboard CROMMELIN, CDR Larson was selected as one of three Officers to participate in the Surface Warfare Officer MBA Program. He attended the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, graduating in 2004 with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and General Management.

After completing his MBA, CDR Larson reported to his first Department Head tour as Chief Engineer in USS ELROD (FFG 55). CDR Larson detached from ELROD after deploying to the Mediterranean Sea as part of Standing NATO Maritime Group (One) and earning the COMDESRON TWO EIGHT CY 2005 Battle Effectiveness Award. Following his tour on ELROD, he assumed Command of Patrol Coastal Crew Alpha in December 2006. While in Command, CDR Larson completed two deployments to the Arabian Gulf as Commanding Officer in USS TYPHOON (PC 5) and USS CHINOOK (PC 9) in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. Additionally, Crew Alpha earned distinction as the CY 2007 recipient of the Patrol Coastal Squadron Battle Effectiveness Award.

Since turning over Command, CDR Larson has served as N8/Requirements Action Officer on the staff of Commander Naval Surface Forces Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk VA, as well as Deputy Current Operations Officer for Expeditionary Strike Group Five (ESG 5) in Bahrain. During his tour with ESG 5, CDR Larson served on the staff of the Officer of the Defense Representative-Pakistan (ODR-P) as Future Operations Planner in support of humanitarian relief efforts from July-September 2010. CDR Larson also earned a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, graduating with highest distinction in February 2012. His most recent assignment was as the Deputy Director of the VADM James B Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at The United States Naval Academy.

His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (3 awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (3 awards), and various Service and campaign awards.
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