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Scott Waddle

Scott Waddle

Keynote Speaker: Commanding Officer of USS Greeneville (SSN 772) & Author of "The Right Thing"

Scott Waddle Biography

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.

Commander Waddle published a book called "The Right Thing".

He resides in North Carolina with his wife Jill.

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Scott Waddle Videos

USS Greeneville Part 1

How to book Scott Waddle?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Scott Waddle for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Scott Waddle, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Scott Waddle or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Scott Waddle?

Booking fees for Scott Waddle, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Scott Waddle, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Scott Waddle?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Scott Waddle for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Scott Waddle for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Scott Waddle or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Scott Waddle or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Scott Waddle is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Motivational, Overcoming Adversity and Personal Growth. The estimated speaking fee range to book Scott Waddle for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Scott Waddle generally travels from Cary, NC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rob Waldo Waldman, Carey Lohrenz and Becky Halstead. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Scott Waddle for an upcoming event.

Scott Waddle Videos

USS Greeneville Part 1

Scott Waddle News

  • Reuniting Crew And Community

    Cmdr. Scott Waddle, U.S. Navy, retired, told the audience at the General Morgan Inn Sunday night that Feb. 9, 2001, was a day that changed his own life, but especially the lives of nine Japanese families who lost loved ones in an accident involving the submarine Waddle commanded at the time....

How to book Scott Waddle?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Scott Waddle for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Scott Waddle, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Scott Waddle or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Scott Waddle?

Booking fees for Scott Waddle, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Scott Waddle, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Scott Waddle?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Scott Waddle for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Scott Waddle for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Scott Waddle or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Scott Waddle or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Scott Waddle is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Motivational, Overcoming Adversity and Personal Growth. The estimated speaking fee range to book Scott Waddle for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Scott Waddle generally travels from Cary, NC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rob Waldo Waldman, Carey Lohrenz and Becky Halstead. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Scott Waddle for an upcoming event.

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