Retired Supply Corps officer Rear Adm. John "Jack" Scott passed away July 10 after a short battle with cancer. He was 93.
Rear Adm. Scott commanded the Defense Electronics Supply Center in Dayton, Ohio, prior to his retirement in 1974. From 1969 to 1972, he served as Commanding Officer of the Ships Parts Control Center in Mechanicsburg, Pa. The Mechanicsburg tour represented his second tour with the Pennsylvania installation. From July 1957 to July 1960, he was Director of Planning for the former Ordnance Supply office there.
A native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, he was commissioned an ensign in the Naval Reserve Supply Corps in May 1942, and was ordered into active service the following August. Subsequently, he reported to the Navy Supply Corps School at Harvard University. During WWII, he served aboard the destroyer USS Ammen and as assistant to the supply officer at the Naval Air Station, Quonset Point, R.I. Following the war, he completed a series of assignments as assistant Supply officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bonhomme Richard as well as the Marine Corps Air Station in El Toro, Calif., and Naval Air Station Trinidad in the British West Indies. His other assignments included duty as supply officer on the USS Norton Sound; aide and special assistant to the Chief of Naval Materiel; student at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces; and Executive Officer at the Navy Supply Center in San Diego.