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Captain Thomas P. Scarry, USN

Chief of Staff
Office of Naval Intelligence


Captain Thomas P. Scarry assumed the duties of ONI Chief of Staff in July 2022 after serving as Commanding Officer of Navy Element Joint Interagency Task Force South and J2 Director of Intelligence.


Captain Scarry is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and holds a master’s degree from the University of South Florida. He received his commission through Officer Candidate School at Naval Air Station Pensacola in May 1996.


His operational assignments include Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31) aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72); Commander, Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW 8), aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71); Expeditionary Strike Group Seven/CTF 76, the Navy’s only forward deployed expeditionary strike group, deploying on USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).


Shore assignments include the Joint Analysis Center, Molesworth during Operation Allied Force; Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center N7 (TOPGUN); Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/Fifth Fleet, Bahrain; US Army Command and General Staff College; the Joint Staff J2; OPNAV Staff as the Officer-in-Charge of Chief of Naval Operations Intelligence Plot (CNO-IP); and the Joint Staff as the Assistant Deputy Director J32, ISR OPS.


His personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Achievement Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

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