United States Navy
Captain Scott C. Kraverath is a native of Long Island, New York
and grew up in Hudson, Ohio. He graduated Miami University (Ohio) with a degree
in Political Science and was commissioned via the NROTC program in May 1989.
Following initial flight training he was designated as a Naval Flight Officer
in Sacramento, California.
After an initial squadron assignment with Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron
THREE (VQ-3) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, he attended the Naval Postgraduate
School in Monterey, California prior to a return to VQ-3.
In the spring of 1996, Captain Kraverath was selected as the Navy Intern to the
Deputy Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon. He served as the military liaison between the
Office of the Secretary and Congress and then subsequently chosen as the first
junior officer military assistant to the Secretary of Defense, William
Captain Kraverath next reported to Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance
Force/Commander Anti-Submarine Force (CTF-12), U.S. Pacific Fleet, where he
served as Aide and Flag Lieutenant prior to returning to VQ-3 as the
Safety/NATOPS and Operations Department Head.
Captain Kraverath then reported to the Naval Personnel Command where he served
as the VQ Community Detailer and VQ/VT (Maritime) Placement Officer. He next
transferred to the College of Naval Warfare in Newport, Rhode Island, where he
earned a second Masters of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic
Studies prior to reporting to the “Shadows” of VQ-4 as Executive then
Commanding Officer. During his Command Tour, Captain Kraverath led his squadron
on the first ever wartime forward deployment of the E-6 airframe, providing
combat support missions and critical command, control and communication in the
CENTCOM Area of Responsibility in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
squadron command, Captain Kraverath reported to the HQ, NORAD and USNORTHCOM
where he served as Chief, Inspections Branch, Inspector General and Deputy IG
for NORAD and USNORTHCOM. In May 2011, Captain Kraverath reported as the Commanding Officer of Naval Station Rota and
Commander, Naval Activities Spain. During his tenure, he served as the
Commanding Officer and area coordinator for all U.S. Naval Activities ashore in
Spain and Portugal. His team’s efforts paved the way for the Navy to forward
deploy four US Destroyers to Naval Station Rota which, in turn, will provide a vital
role in enhancing the security of Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and will
provide rapid support to the U.S. Africa and U.S. Central Commands.
Kraverath assumed command of NROTC Vanderbilt University in June 2013.