Commander Scott Rose
United States Navy
CDR Scott J. Rose was born in Patuxent River, MD and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Designated a naval aviator in January 2006, CDR Rose reported to the Gladiators of VFA-106 for initial flight training in the FA-18E/F Super Hornet.
He then reported in November 2006 to VFA-103 on deployment in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and NEW DAWN aboard the USS Eisenhower. In 2009, CDR Rose deployed again with the Jolly Rogers in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM on the USS Eisenhower. In 2010, after graduating from the Naval Fighter Weapons School, CDR Rose was assigned to Strike Fighter Weapons School Atlantic (SFWSL) as a strike fighter tactics instructor (SFTI) and was the East Coast Air-to-Ground Employment subject matter expert. During his time as an instructor, CDR Rose assisted in the training of four air wings as they entered the workup cycle. Following his tour at SFWSL, CDR Rose reported to VFA-31 in July 2012 for a training officer tour with the Tomcatters. During his tour, he completed the workup cycle with CVW-8 aboard the USS George H. W. Bush and then reported to the Golden Warriors of VFA-87 in January 2014. There he served as a department head completing one combat deployment aboard USS George H. W. Bush in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and INHERENT RESOLVE.
As a department head in VFA-87 he held all key positions including safety officer, administration officer, maintenance officer, and operations officer. In December 2016 he reported to Joint Staff J35S where he served as the Joint Working Group Lead for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR). There he was responsible for collecting, negotiating, and ordering all conventional ISR requirements and assets for the Department of Defense. His personal qualifications include air wing qualified landing signal officer, strike fighter tactics instructor, command duty officer (underway), airborne interdiction mission commander (AIMC) graduate, and air wing strike lead. In November of 2019, Commander Rose reported to VFA-34 as Executive Officer.
CDR Rose has over 2,300 flight hours and 450 carrier arrested landings. He is authorized to wear the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (four Strike/Flight), Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy Achievement Medal, as well as various unit and campaign awards.