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Scott H. Swift
Admiral Scott H. Swift in May 2015
Born 1957 (age 63–64)
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1979–present
Rank US Navy O10 infobox.svg Admiral
Commands held United States Pacific Fleet
Director of Navy Staff
United States Seventh Fleet
Deputy Commander, Naval Forces; U.S. Central Command
Director of Operations U.S. Pacific Command
Awards Navy Distinguished Service Medal (2)
Defense Superior Service Medal (2)
Legion of Merit (3)

Scott Harbison Swift (born 1957) is an admiral in the United States Navy, who currently serves as the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. He previously served as the director of Navy Staff in the office of the Chief of Naval Operations.[1] Admiral Scott Swift attended San Diego State University and received his commission in 1979 through the Aviation Reserve Officer Candidate Program. He received his master’s degree from the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. He assumed his current assignment on May 27, 2015.

His operational assignments include: Attack Squadron (VA) 94; VA-97; Carrier Air Wing 11 staff; commander Strike Fighter Attack Squadron 97; commander, Carrier Air Wing 14; deputy commander, Naval Forces; U.S. Central Command, commander, Carrier Strike Group 9, and commander, U.S. 7th Fleet. During those tours he participated in combat Operations Praying Mantis, Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He became director, Navy Staff in September 2013. His shore tour assignments include: VA-122; Naval War College; commander of Strike Fighter Weapons School, Pacific; F/A-18 requirements officer OPNAV staff; command of VFA-122; officer of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics staff; and, director of Operations U.S. Pacific Command.

Swift has been recognized as the Commander, Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet Landing Signal Officer of the Year, and was presented the Commander Michael G. Hoff Award as the U.S. Pacific Fleet Attack Aviator of the Year.[2]

He was nominated for promotion to admiral on November 20, 2014 to assume the command of the United States Pacific Fleet and was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 11, 2014.[3] He took over from Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr. in a ceremony on May 27, 2015.

Awards and decorations[]

Naval Aviator Badge.jpg Naval Aviator insignia
Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge.png Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge
Gold star
Navy Distinguished Service Medal with gold award star
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Superior Service Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster
Gold star
Gold star
Legion of Merit with 2 gold award stars
Bronze Star
Gold star
Gold star
Gold star
Meritorious Service Medal with 3 award stars
Combat Distinguishing Device.pngAward numeral 2.png Air Medal with Combat V and bronze Strike/Flight numeral "2"
Gold star
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with award star
Gold star
Gold star
Gold star
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with three award stars
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Navy Unit Commendation
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation with three service stars
Navy "E" Ribbon with three Battle E devices
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal with service star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with three service stars
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Bronze star
Silver star
Bronze star
Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with seven service stars
Navy & Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon
USN Expert Rifle Ribbon.png Navy Expert Rifleman Medal
USN Expert Pistol Shot Ribbon.png Navy Expert Pistol Shot Medal

References[]

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