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Scott Waddle

Former Commanding Officer of USS Greeneville

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Scott Waddle Profile

At the age of 38, Scott Waddle was selected to become the Commanding Officer of USS Greeneville (SSN 772) an improved Los Angeles Class Fast Attack submarine in Pearl Harbor Hawaii. He was selected from a highly competitive field of specially trained and exceptionally skilled naval officers. The challenges Commander Waddle faced were staggering with extremely low morale and unacceptably high turnover.

Few thought that this ship could improve, but Commander Waddle only became more resolved. In some ways, it is an extreme example of the same problems facing many organizations today. He recalls, "In my induction ceremony, my predecessor left to cheers. They were actually clapping and celebrating his departure. I knew then that command and control leadership was dead. A lot of people do whatever it takes to secure the next promotion. All I ever wanted to do in the navy was to command a ship. I did not care if I ever got promoted again. And that attitude enabled me to do the right things for my people instead of doing the right things for my career. Along the way, it was my people that created the results that ensured my next promotion."

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