Scott Waddle, a native of Austin, Texas, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1981, earning a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry. Following graduation he was commissioned an Ensign and embarked on a twenty-year career in the submarine force, serving aboard Atlantic Fleet Trident Ballistic Missile boats Alabama and Kentucky and Pacific Fleet fast attacks San Francisco and Greeneville.
In June of 1998, after earning a Masters of Science degree from the National Defense University in Washington D.C., Scott Waddle was hand picked from a highly competitive field of 250 officers to command the USS Greeneville, an improved Los Angeles class fast attack submarine. In March of 1999 Waddle became the Commanding Officer of the Greeneville in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
On the fateful day of February 9, 2001, Commander Waddle's life was forever changed when he gave the order to perform an emergency surface maneuver that inadvertently caused the 9,000 ton submarine to collide with the Ehime Maru, a 500 ton Japanese fishing vessel, killing nine people on board.
Against the advice of his attorney and the Navy's direction, Scott Waddle took responsibility for the accident. In October of 2001 he was honorably discharged from the Navy and retired from active duty as a Commander.
Scott Waddle is an inspirational speaker, consultant and executive coach who has presented to thousands of audiences nationwide and abroad.
- Failure Is Not Final
- Saying, "I'm sorry" Works: Changing Health Care Paradigms
- Communicate Effectively! It Doesn't Have To Be Lonely At The Top
Military, Leadership, Motivation, Celebrity, Politics/Patriotism
Click topic above to see more speakers on that topic
Speaker's Asking Fee Range
$10,000 - $14,999
Click on fee range to see more speakers.
This is the starting keynote fee range - other programs may be higher.
Click on state above to see more speakers from that state.
The fee range quoted means the speaker's fee starts somewhere within that range. Note that speaker's fees are subject to change and some speakers may have special fee quotes.
|"It truly was our pleasure. You made a tremendous impact on our group and we can’t thank you enough. Your message was powerful and really hit home! Thanks so much for sharing your story. It is our hope that it will motivate our team to challenge the status quo and raise the bar." - Verizon Aviation|