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Scott R. Van Buskirk

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Vice Admiral Scott Ray Van Buskirk, USN is the current and 56th Chief of Naval Personnel. A native of Petaluma, California, Van Buskirk graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1979. He assumed duties as the Navy’s 56th Chief of Naval Personnel on Oct. 11, 2011. His responsibilities include overseeing the United States Navy Recruiting Command, Navy Personnel Command, and Naval Education and Training Command. Van Buskirk received a master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School and served tours in the Navy Office of Legislative Affairs; Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet; Bureau of Naval Personnel; and, Submarine Force U.S. Atlantic Fleet. At sea, he served on board USS Seawolf (SSN-575), USS Salt Lake City (SSN 716), USS Tunny (SSN 682), and USS Georgia (SSBN 729) Gold Crew, and commanded the USS Pasadena (SSN 752) and Submarine Development Squadron 12. As a flag officer, he has served as commander, Task Force Total Force; deputy to the Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Effects (MNF-Iraq); commander, Carrier Strike Group Nine; assistant deputy, Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5B); deputy commander and chief of staff, U.S. Pacific  ( Wikipedia article )

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