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Scott Arnold-Biography

Scott Arnold has been involved with the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps as an officer since 2011. In 2009 his son started as a League Cadet and has move through the ranks to become the Division's Leading Chief Petty Officer. 

Scott is a Florida native, graduating from Tampa Bay Vocation High School. He attended the University of South Florida where he earned his Masters degree in Civil Engineering with a focus in Structures. He is a registered Professional Engineer and has worked in Structures design and inspection for almost 30 years. 

Inspired by the previous Commanding Officer, LCDR Todd Dunn, and looking for a way to serve the unit, Scott started out as an Instructor became the Training Officer in 2012. His focus was on physical training and course work. Over time he earned the rank of Ensign and became the unit's Executive Officer in 2014. As LCDR Dunn became a Regional Director, that provided an opportunity for Scott to take the next step to Commanding Officer in September of 2015 where he was also promoted to LTJG. 

Although Scott does not have any formal military training he has always appreciated the armed services and is well versed in history. He holds an open water dive certification and is a boating enthusiast. With the NSCC he has staffed an RT at Recruit Training Command,Great Lakes, IL  where all naval recruits attend for the formal naval training. He has also staff a marksmanship training in Minnesota. He has able to earn his HAM Radio license and small boat certification as part of the program. Scott is a member of the Navy League.