Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Council Navy League of the US

Feb 13: Lunchen Speaker Cdr Scott Smith, CO UUV Squadron 1

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Our February Luncheon speaker is CDR Scott Smith, Commanding Officer Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Squadron One.

UUVRON-1 was established on September 26, 2017 as unit of Commander Submarine Development Squadron Five.  It is a first-of-its-kind command.  Per the undersea enterprise plan, UUVRON-1 is to integrate and employ UUVs into the submarine force in order to sustain an advantage in the undersea domain in direct support of the naval warfare.  Standing up UUVRON-1 shows the Navy’s commitment to the future of unmanned systems. The Squadron operates out of BARB HALL (USS BARB SS-220), dedicated in January 2107, and located on Naval Base Kitsap, Keyport, WA.

Ninety 93 days after the command was established it deployed a detachment to search for the missing Argentine submarine ARA San Juan (SS-42).

Cdr Scott Smith grew up in Hartford, South Dakota. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1992, and earned a commission through the Seaman to Admiral Program in 2002. Following enlisted nuclear power training, he was assigned to USS TENNESSEE (SSBN 734) (G) where he completed nine strategic deterrent patrols. After commissioning, he was assigned to USS MARYLAND (SSBN 738) (B) where he completed five strategic deterrent patrols. His next submarine assignment was as Navigator and Operations Officer on USS JIMMY CARTER (SSN 23). He recently completed his Executive Officer tour onboard USS MONTPELIER (SSN 765).

Cdr Scott’s shore tours include duty as the Special Operations Officer for US Strategic Command and Special Operations Officer for Commander Submarine Forces Pacific Fleet. He earned a Bachelor of Science for Computer Science from North Florida University and a Masters of Business and Administration degree from Grantham University. CDR Smith’s personal awards include the Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Achievement Medal, and Navy Achievement Medal.

Our social hour will begin at 11 am; opening will be at 11:45 followed by lunch. Location is the Bangor Conference Center, Trident Ballroom, NBK, Bangor.

Registration: Please call Realty Station  at 360 377-5699 for your lunch registration.
Please call before Feb 6.

Members without enhanced WA Drivers License need to be on the base access list or be escorted.

Bremerton Olympic Peninsula Council CFC# 19117, CFD #1481953. 

 

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