USS Houston (SSN 713)

Submarine Squadron 7

Pearl Harbor, HI
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CDR Scott J. McGinnis

Commanding Officer, USS Houston (SSN 713)

CDR Scott McGinnisFrom Richmond, Virginia, Commander McGinnis was commissioned on May 23, 1997 from the United States Naval Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a minor in Japanese.  He completed Naval Nuclear Power training in 1998 and received a Masters of Engineering in Astronautical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate school in 2004.  

Commander McGinnis’s sea tours include serving as Electrical Assistant in USS William H. Bates (SSN-680), Assistant Weapons Officer in USS SEAWOLF (SSN-21), Strategic Weapons Officer in USS NEVADA (SSBN-733)(Gold), and Executive Officer in USS SAN FRANCISCO (SSN-711).  He has deployed to the Western Pacific, Northern Atlantic, and Mediterranean Sea and has completed four strategic deterrent patrols.

Ashore, Commander McGinnis served as a flag aide to VADM Barry McCullough, OPNAV N8; as a Defense Fellow to Senators LeMieux (FL) and Martinez (FL) and as Deputy Chief of Staff for Theater Anti-Submarine Warfare and Deputy Operations Officer for Commander, Submarine Group SEVEN in Yokosuka, Japan.

Commander McGinnis is authorized to wear the Meritorious Service, Navy Commendation and Navy Achievement medals.