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Rear Admiral Scott Sanders, Class of 1976

Anna GreenbergIn high school Scott was elected senior class president, was on the football team, which went 8-2, was named an outstanding lineman by Coach Stan, and was chosen to go to Boys State.

Following graduation, Scott had an appointment to the United states Naval Academy. Following graduation from the Academy in 1980, scott entered pilot training to become a carrier pilot. He served as a carrier pilot and instructor pilot until 1987 when he resigned from active duty but continued in the Reserve. Captain Sanders was nominated for promotion to Rear Admiral by the President which was confirmed by the senate in June.

Scott received his promotion October 1 of this year. His new assignment is Vice Commander – Naval Forces Central Command. The command is headquartered. in Bahrain and covers from the Horn of Africa to Pakistan and places in between.

In Scott’s civilian life he is Vice president of Wyle Laboratories Aerospace Group’s Acquisition solutions Business Unit. He served as a test pilot in the E-2C Hawkeye and C-2A Greyhound aircraft. Scott manages support for nearly 500 employees involved in acquisition engineering, flight test and financial sites in Maryland, Virginia, and Florida.

Scott cares about all the troops under him, and he is especially supportive to the enlisted and lower ranks. He is highly respected in the military community.

Scott and his wife, Jane, are celebrating their 25th anniversary.  They have two children Sarah, a graduate of the University of Virginia; and Matt, a midshipman at Annapolis, following in the Sanders’ tradition. Family is extremely important to Scott and he and his wife are role models for their children and community.