Rear Adm. Scott Pappano has taken oath to command the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, succeeding Rear Adm. Moises DelToro III who retired after almost three years of NUWC leadership.
Pappano served aboard multiple U.S. Navy submarines including USS Michigan, USS Ohio and USS City of Corpus Christi, and held various executive roles at the service branch, Naval Sea Systems Command said Friday. The commander joined the military in 1989 upon graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, and went on to fill various leadership roles such as executive assistant to the NAVSEA commander. He also commanded the USS Buffalo on an operation in Guam, oversaw maintenance and modernization efforts during his time as the strategic and attack submarine program office's major program manager.
The NUWC, now under Pappano's leadership, provides the service branch with engineering and scientific expertise on underwater systems including submarines and autonomous vessels.