World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Scott Fry

Article Id: WHEBN0001981510
Reproduction Date:

Title: Scott Fry  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Articles for deletion/Log/2005 December 4, Perkins High School (Sandusky, Ohio), Director of the Joint Staff, United States Sixth Fleet, United States Navy admirals
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Scott Fry

Scott Allen Fry
Born c. 1950
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1971–2003
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held USS McCloy (FF-1038)
USS Conolly (DD-979)
Cruiser-Destroyer Group 8
Awards Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (5)
Meritorious Service Medal (3)
Navy Commendation Medal

Vice Admiral Scott Allen Fry (born Bellefonte, Pennsylvania), is a former Director of the Joint Staff for the United States Department of Defense, who previously served as Commander, Sixth Fleet.

Before selection to Flag rank, he served as the Executive Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations, and tours as division officer, department head, and executive officer aboard the McCloy, Grand Rapids and Julius A. Furer, and on the staff of Commander Destroyer Squadron 4.

Contents

  • Naval career 1
    • Flag rank 1.1
  • Recognition 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4
    • Biographical information 4.1

Naval career

Fry attended public schools in Dallas, Pennsylvania, and entered the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1967. Upon graduation, Fry was commissioned as a Naval Officer in June 1971. His initial assignment, beginning July 1971, was aboard the McCloy (FF-1038) as Communications Officer, where he served until September 1973. He next served as Executive Officer aboard the Grand Rapids (PG-98), homeported in Naples, Italy, from January 1974 to December 1975.

After additional training, he served as Operations Officer aboard the Julius A. Furer (FFG-6) from October 1976, until August 1978. From August 1978, to March 1980, he served on the Staff of Commander, Destroyer Squadron Four in Charleston, South Carolina. From March, 1980, to March, 1983, Fry was assigned to the Bureau of Naval Personnel, serving as Cruiser/Destroyer Atlantic Fleet Placement Officer and Assistant Surface Captain Detailer. From August 1983, until July 1985 he returned to serve aboard the McCloy as Commanding Officer. From August, 1985, to May 1986, he served as the Third Battalion Officer, stationed at the United States Naval Academy, in Annapolis, Maryland, then served as Executive Assistant to the Superintendent of the Academy, until September, 1988.

From October 7, 1988 until November 2, 1990, Fry was the Commander on board the Conolly (DD-979), after which he served as an Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy in Washington, D.C. until June, 1992. From July, 1992, through September, 1993, he was the Commander of Destroyer Squadron 32. By October 1993, Fry returned to Naples, becoming the Executive Assistant to the Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Allied Forces Southern Europe.

Flag rank

In April, 1994, he returned to Washington, D.C., as Executive Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations. From June, 1995 to July, 1997, he served as Deputy Director for Strategy and Policy, as a Joint Staff Officer.

In August, 1997, Vice Admiral Fry returned to sea as Commander of Cruiser-Destroyer Group 8, Dwight D. Eisenhower Battle Group, leading a Mediterranean/Persian Gulf deployment from June 1998 until that November, when he became Director for Operations, Joint Staff.

Fry's final assignment, as Commander Naval Striking and Support Forces Southern Europe, began in October, 2001, shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks. He retired from active duty in 2003.

He is married, and he and his wife have three daughters, three grandsons, and two granddaughters.

Recognition

Fry's military awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (five awards), Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), and the Navy Commendation Medal.

References

  • DTIC.mil (pdf) - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction: Aircraft Piracy (Highjacking) and Destruction of Airborne Objects (CJCSI 3610.01A), Vice Admiral Scott A. Fry, Director Joint Chief of Staff (June 1, 2001)
  • DTIC.mil - Department of Defence Directive: Military assistance to Civil Authorities' (DODD 3025.15), Secretary of Defence John P. White (February 18, 1997)

External links

  • PStripes.osd.mil - Vice Admiral Johnson chosen to head forces in Europe (announces Scott A. Fry replaces Johnson as NATO Commander for Southern Europe), Ward Sanderson (October 4, 2001)

Biographical information

  • DD979.com - Vice Admiral Scott A. Fry, U.S. Navy, Commander Naval Striking and Support Forces Southern Europe (biographical info)
  • NDU.edu - Vice Admiral Fry
  • NATO.int - Commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces Southern Europe (COMSTRIKEFORSOUTH): Vice Admiral Scott A. Fry, U.S. Navy' (August 18, 2003)
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.