Scott Stearney Biography – Scott Stearney Wiki
Vice Admiral Scott Stearney was an American naval aviator and Vice Admiral of the United States Navy. He was born on October 21, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
He was the commander of US Naval Forces Central Command and of the US Navy’s Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet, which is responsible for patrolling the Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz, Red Sea, Arabian Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean.
He graduated from the University of Notre Dame, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Economics prior to commissioning in the U.S. Navy in October 1982. He subsequently entered flight training and was designated a Naval Aviator in April 1984. Stearney graduated from Navy Fighter Weapons School and holds a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University.
He served in numerous strike fighter squadrons flying the FA-18 Hornet. His fleet assignments include the Golden Warriors of Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-87, the Knighthawks of Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-136 and strike warfare officer for commander, Carrier Group 4. Stearney commanded the Wildcats of VFA-131 and Carrier Air Wing Seven embarked on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. He served in Kabul, Afghanistan, as chief of staff of Joint Task Force 435 and later Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435.
Stearney served as instructor and readiness officer at Navy Fighter Weapons School, aide de camp to the chief of naval operations, deputy director J6 U.S. Joint Forces Command, executive assistant to deputy commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command and chief of staff, Strike Force Training Atlantic.
His flag assignments include commander, U.S. Transportation Command’s Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, commander, Strike Force Training Atlantic, commander, Carrier Strike Group 4, commander, Navy Warfare Development Command, and director of operations, U.S. Central Command.
Scott Stearney Age
He was born on October 21, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He died on December 1, 2018 in Bahrain aged 58.
Scott Stearney Wife
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Scott Stearney Family
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson described him as “a devoted husband and father”.
Scott Stearney Death – Scott Stearney Suicide
Scott Stearney was found dead in his residence in Bahrain on December 1, 2018. His death was confirmed in a statement by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson. The statement read, “Team, it’s my sad duty to inform you that today [December 1, 2018] the Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer and I were told that Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, our commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command / U.S. 5th Fleet, was found deceased in his residence in Bahrain today [December 1, 2018]. This is devastating news for the Stearney family, for the team at 5th Fleet, and for the entire U.S. Navy.
Scott Stearney was a decorated naval warrior. He was a devoted husband and father, and he was a good friend to all of us. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Bahraini Ministry of Interior are cooperating on the investigation, but at this time no foul play is suspected. Rear Adm. Paul Schlise, the deputy commander of 5th Fleet, has assumed command and is maintaining continuity in our responsibilities and posture in the U.S. 5th Fleet.
I ask that you keep the Stearney family in your prayers and respect their privacy as they navigate through these very difficult times. We will keep you informed as we learn more. Thank you very much.”
Scott Stearney Cause of Death
Scott Stearney’s cause of death was Suicide.