Capt. Scott Smith joined the U.S. Naval War College faculty in June 2019 following command of USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001). He has deployed from the East and West coasts on USS Donald B. Beary (FF 1085), USS Cole (DDG 67), USS Stethem (DDG 63), USS Ramage (DDG 61), and as embarked staff in USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) and USS Boxer (LHD 4). He previously commanded USS Klakring (FFG 42) completing two deployments. He has served on the staffs of U.S. Fleet Forces Command; the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.