USS Paul Hamilton
"The Courage to Prevail"
CDR Scott A. Carroll
CDR Scott A. Carroll
Commanding Officer (August 2011 - May 2013)

CDR Carroll is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He received his commission through Northwestern University Navy ROTC after graduating with a degree in Communication Studies in 1995.

His first assignment was in USS JOHN YOUNG (DD 973) where he served as Electrical Officer and Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer. During this tour, he also served as a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) boarding officer in support of United Nations sanctions against Iraq. His next assignment was Assault Craft Unit FIVE as Landing Craft, Air Cushioned (LCAC) Detachment FOXTROT Officer-in-Charge, where he deployed with the PELELIU Amphibious Ready Group. Following Department Head School, he reported to USS CROMMELIN (FFG 37) as Operations Officer and deployed to USSOUTHCOM in support of counterdrug operations. During his tour, CROMMELIN earned distinction as the Destroyer Squadron THREE ONE Battle “E” winner. Upon departure from CROMMELIN, CDR Carroll joined the staff of Commander, Destroyer Squadron THREE ONE as the Operations and Plans Officer. During his tour, the Sea Warriors of Destroyer Squadron THREE ONE completed a round-the-world deployment with the CARL VINSON Carrier Strike Group in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.

Ashore, CDR Carroll served on the staff of Commander, US Pacific Fleet as Assistant Schedules Officer and Executive Assistant to the Director for Operations, Plans, Policy and Training. He also served at US Pacific Command as Maritime Operations Officer in the Joint Operations Center and as Executive Assistant to the Director for Operations. He reported to PAUL HAMILTON as Executive Officer in June 2009 and took command in July 2011.

CDR Carroll is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College. His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy Achievement Medal and various unit and campaign awards.


USS Paul Hamilton (ddg60)
USS Paul Hamilton Sailors

 Served with...

CMDCM Robert W. Tyo
CDR Luke Frost
CDR John S. Barsano
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