Scott Waddle

Against the advice of his lawyer ... against the direction of the Navy ... Scott Waddle followed his conscience. When the U.S. nuclear submarine collided with a Japanese fishing boat in February 2001, the story made international headlines. Navy Commander Scott Waddle, captain of the USS Greeneville, was at the center of the controversy. Unlike many other leaders in the public eye who have denied or made excuses for their behavior, Waddle stood boldly and took complete responsibility for his actions. The support of his family and his steadfast faith in God strengthened him through his horrible ordeal. And his deep remorse compelled him to offer a sincere apology to the victims' families.


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Ethics/Integrity, Inspirational


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Against the advice of his lawyer ... against the direction of the Navy ... Scott Waddle followed his conscience. When the U.S. nuclear submarine collided with a Japanese fishing boat in February 2001, the story made international headlines. Navy Commander Scott Waddle, captain of the USS Greeneville, was at the center of the controversy. Unlike many other leaders in the public eye who have denied or made excuses for their behavior, Waddle stood boldly and took complete responsibility for his actions. The support of his family and his steadfast faith in God strengthened him through his horrible ordeal. And his deep remorse compelled him to offer a sincere apology to the victims' families.

Waddle's pursuit of integrity against all odds provides an inspiring challenge to anyone facing difficult choices in life. An inspirational leader with uncompromising ethical standards, Scott Waddle graduated at the top of his class at Annapolis. With twenty years' experience in the construction, maintenance, and operation of nuclear-powered submarines, he was handpicked from a highly competitive field of 250 naval officers to command a Los Angeles class fast-attack nuclear submarine. As commanding officer of the USS Greeneville, he managed a 140-man crew. He retired from active duty in October 2001 with the rank of commander. He and his wife, Jill have a daughter, Ashley.

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