Scott moss '96

class of 2023

Captain Scott Moss was born in Atlanta, GA and raised in Maryville, TN. He graduated from Maryville College in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and from Oklahoma State University in 2012 with his MBA. After receiving his commission from Officer Candidate School in 1998, he began undergraduate flight training at Training Squadron TEN (VT-10) at NAS Pensacola, FL. He completed his flight training at Randolph AFB, TX and was awarded his “Wings of Gold” and designated as a Naval Flight Officer in January 2000.

In July 2000, CAPT Moss reported to the “Ironmen” of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron THREE (VQ-3) at Tinker AFB, OK where he served as AT Branch Officer, Navigator Evaluator, and Schedules Officer. He qualified as an E-6B Navigator Instructor, Airborne Communications Officer Instructor, Mission Commander and Mission Commander Evaluator.

In July 2003, he once again joined the “Wildcats” of VT-10 as an Instructor in the T-1A Jayhawk. Additionally, CAPT Moss served as Flight Commander and Assistant Operations Officer.

CAPT Moss reported to the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65), homeported in Norfolk, VA in July 2006. Aboard the “Big E” he served as Assistant Strike Operations Officer, Tactical Action Officer (TAO), as well as Command Duty Officer Underway.

In May 2008, CAPT Moss reported to the “Roughnecks” of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron SEVEN (VQ-7) serving as Operations Officer and was designated as an Assistant NATOPS Instructor.

CAPT Moss joined the “Shadows” of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron FOUR (VQ-4) in September 2009 for his Department Head tour serving as Tactics Officer, Assistant Operations Officer, and Operations Officer. He qualified as Combat Systems Officer Assistant Instructor and Mission Commander Evaluator.

In April 2012, he reported to Naval Personnel Command (NPC) in Millington, TN as the VQ Assignments Officer, detailing over 900 constituents in both the TACAMO and EP-3 communities. He also served as the VQ/VT Maritime Placement Officer, responsible for the manning of over 20 commands.

In May of 2015, CAPT Moss reported again to Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron THREE (VQ-3) as Executive Officer and then was Commanding Officer of the Ironmen in May of 2016. He requalified as Combat Systems Officer Assistant Instructor and Mission Commander Evaluator during his Command tour.

CAPT Moss reported to NPC again in 2017, this time as the Branch Head for Joint Officer, Education and Distribution Management, PERS-451. He led an integrated team of military and civilians managing personnel distribution policy and procedures and was instrumental in the release of over $700 million of orders each year.

In January 2021, CAPT Moss completed his tour as the Commanding Officer of the Navy Operational Support center in Knoxville and is currently serving remotely as the Strategic Liaison Officer for Regional Component Commander Southeast and Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

He has accumulated over 3600 hours in five different aircraft. His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (6 awards), the Navy Achievement Medal, and various other personal and unit awards.