Admiral Scott Swift
US Navy, Retired
Admiral Swift served in the US Navy for more than 40 years, rising from his commission through the Aviation Reserve Officer Candidate program to become a Navy light attack and strike fighter pilot. He commanded at all levels including F/A-18 weapons school, aircraft carrier-based squadrons, Carrier Air Wing, Carrier Strike Group, and the US Seventh Fleet forward-deployed to Japan, finally completing his uniformed career as the 35th Commander of US Pacific Fleet in 2018. During his years of service, he participated in combat Operations Praying Mantis, Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom, and received a master’s degree from the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island.
He is a graduate of San Diego State University and the US Naval War College.
As founder of The Swift Group LLC, previous MIT Center for International Studies Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow, MIT Research Affiliate, Senior Fellow at the Center for Naval Analysis, Adjunct Professor at the Naval War College, US Naval Institute Board Member, and Spirit of America Advisory Board Member, Admiral Swift continues to explore opportunities to serve where his interests, abilities, experience, and national need align.