USS Cape St George
Always Victorious
CDR Scott N. Richardson
Executive Officer (April 2009 - July 2011)

Commander Scott N. Richardson was commissioned via Officer Candidate School (OCS), Pensacola, Florida in October 1995. He is a 1988 graduate of Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri, and completed graduate school through Pittsburg State University Graduate Studies program in 1989; a 2001 graduate of Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, with a Masters Degree in National Security Affairs and Strategic Studies/Strategic Planning; a 2001 graduate of the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, JPME Phase I, and a 2006 graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College, Joint Combined War-Fighting School, JPME Phase II. He is an Alumnus of the CNO Strategic Studies Group (SSG XXI) where he served as an Associate Fellow; and, was certified a Joint Qualified Officer (JQO) in April 2010.

Sea assignments include current assignment as Executive Officer, USS CAPE ST GEORGE (CG 71), Deployed with ABRAHAM LINCOLN Strike Group; assignment as Staff Operations and Plans Officer (N3/5) on the Staff of Commander, Destroyer Squadron TWO (July 2005-2007), embarked in USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65); Flag Aide and NATO Military Assistant to Commander SECOND Fleet, Deputy Striking Fleet Atlantic (2004-2005) embarked in USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7); Operations Officer in USS GONZALEZ (DDG 66) and USS LABOON (DDG 58) via the first Atlantic Fleet Sea Swap initiative (2003-2005); Assistant OPS/PLANS (N3/5), Surface OPS/Scheduler, and Staff TAO on the staff of Commander, Destroyer Squadron FOURTEEN embarked in a multitude of Command platforms (1998-2000); AEGIS Fire Control Officer, Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer, and Main Propulsion Assistant in USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG 58) (1996-1998); and Administrative Officer in USS CLIFTON SPRAGUE (FFG 16) (1993-1995).

Commander Richardson’s Joint and Shore assignments include Assistant Director, U.S. Navy Element, and Faculty/Curriculum Developer, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Surface Warfare Department Head School, Newport, Rhode Island; service as CNO Associate Fellow in the CNO Strategic Studies Group (SSG XXI) in Newport, Rhode Island/Washington D.C., and Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. A prior Chief Petty Officer he served in numerous operational billets prior to Commissioning.

CDR Richardson’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy/MC Commendation Medal (sixth award), Navy/MC Achievement Medal (seven awards), Navy Good Conduct Medal (two awards), and numerous Unit, Service, and Campaign awards.



Ensign Angelique M. Clark stands watch as the guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) tests its Aegis weapons system.
Sailors man the rails aboard the USS Cape St. George (CG 71) as family members wave good-bye from the pier
A rescue and assistance team from USS Cape St. George (CG 71) provides aid to an Iranian fishing vessel and its 16 passengers


CAPT Bill Byrne

 Served with...

CAPT Bill Byrne
CMDCM Pedro Santos
CAPT Don Gabrielson
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