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VT-9 Leadership

Executive Officer

CDR Evan A. Scott

A native of Grosse Pointe, MI, Commander Evan "K-PAX" Scott graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2007, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture. He also earned a Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E) in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2016.

After selection for the E-2 training pipeline, he earned his Wings of Gold in January 2010. His initial sea duty assignment was with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One Two Three (VAW-123), flying E-2C Hawkeyes. While with the "Screwtops", he served as Quality Assurance Officer, Aviation Safety Officer, Pilot Training Officer, Public Affairs Officer, and 1st LT at NAS Norfolk, VA. He deployed aboard USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) for its final deployment in 2012, supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

His subsequent shore tour was with Air Test and Evaluation Squadron One (VX-1) as an E-2D Operational Test (OT) pilot at NAS Patuxent River, MD. He served as Personnel Officer, Aviation Safety Officer, and Fixed Wing Quality Assurance Officer, overseeing safety and maintenance of various manned and unmanned fixed wing and rotary platforms. He also served as the lead OT representative for the E-2D Aerial Refueling Modification program. During this tour, he was selected for transition to the Navy Reserve Training and Administration of the Reserves (TAR) community.

He then transferred to Training Squadron Nine (VT-9), located at NAS Meridian, MS. During his tour with the "Tigers", he served as Operations Officer, Administrative Officer, and T-45C instructor pilot.

Following his department head tour, he served on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, under OPNAV N98, Air Warfare Directorate. He was responsible for the Flying Hour Program funding and allocation for the U.S. Navy over multiple budget cycles. During this tour, he was selected for command and reported to VT-9 as Executive Officer in November 2023.

CDR Scott has accumulated over 3,000 flight hours and 128 arrested landings in a variety of naval aircraft. His military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), the Navy Achievement Medal, and various service awards and ribbons.

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