USS John S McCain
Fortune Favors The Brave
LCDR Scott B. Hattaway
LCDR Scott B. Hattaway
Executive Officer (November 15 2010 - April 15 2012)

LCDR Hattaway is originally from Montgomery, Alabama. He attended the United States Naval Academy where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Systems Engineering in 1996.

Following commissioning, LCDR Hattaway reported to USS HEWITT (DD 966) where he served as the Gunnery Officer and later fleeted up as the Combat Systems Officer. In October 1999, he reported to USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) as the P-3 Division Officer where he qualified as an Engineering Officer of the Watch on the oldest engineering plant in the Navy and served as the Engineering Training Officer.

In January 2002, LCDR Hattaway reported to USS MITSCHER (DDG 57) as the Engineer Officer, assisting in the development of early ballistic missile defense efforts in Operation Juniper Cobra and executing strike missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following this tour in August 2003, he reported to the staff of Commander, Destroyer Squadron 22 as the Material Officer. During this tour, DESRON 22 integrated the first Spanish Aegis frigate into battlegroup operations and deployed with the THEODORE ROOSEVELT Carrier Strike Group.

LCDR Hattaway’s shore tours include the Naval Postgraduate School where he graduated in 2008 with a Masters of Science in Operations Research and was awarded the Chief of Naval Operations Award for Excellence in Operations Research; and the Staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, Assessment Division (N81) where he served as Section Head for World Class Models.

He reported as Executive Officer in USS JOHN S. MCCAIN (DDG 56) in November 2010.

LCDR Hattaway’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy Achievement Medal and various unit and service awards. He is a designated subspecialist in both Operations Research and Modeling and Simulation.


USS John S. McCain Fuel At Sea
The crew of one of USS John S. McCain's (DDG 56) rigid-hull inflatable boats
A rigid hull inflatable boat from USS John S McCain's is lowered into the water to transfer supply parts to USS Curtis Wilbur
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Sailors from USS John S. McCain fire a light Amplified Stimulated Emissions of Radiation (LASER) in dry dock two at CFAY

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CMDCM(SW/AW) Stephen P. Wallace


CDR Matthew J. Lehman
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