Scott R. Van Buskirk - Vice Admiral Ret., Oceaneering International, Inc.
Scott Van Buskirk
Vice Admiral Van Buskirk became Vice-President for Strategic Program Development at Oceaneering Advanced Technologies (ADTECH) in February 2014.
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Vice Admiral Van Buskirk, is a retired United States Navy officer who was the 56th Chief of Naval Personnel and the 47th Commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet.
He retired from the Navy in October 2013 after 34 years of service.
A native of Petaluma, California, he graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1979 and joined the submarine service.
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, and commanded USS Pasadena (SSN 752) and Submarine Development Squadron 12.
Ashore he received his master's degree at 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.
As a flag officer, in addition to serving as Chief of Naval Personnel and Commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet, 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 Fleet.
As Chief of Naval Personnel he served concurrently as the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education) (N1), and was responsible for the planning and programming of all manpower, personnel, training and education resources for the U.S. Navy.
managed an annual operating budget of $29 billion and led more than 20,000 employees engaged in the recruiting, personnel management, training and development of Navy
His responsibilities also included overseeing Navy Recruiting Command, Navy Personnel Command, and Naval Education and Training Command.
Vice Admiral Van Buskirk currently lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and has been married to his wife Mindy for over 35 years.