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Chris Scarano

Posted: May. 31, 2012 12:47 pm Updated: Jul. 8, 2013 6:15 pm

Chris Scarano joined The Herald-Whig as an account executive in the advertising department in May 2012. Prior to joining The Herald-Whig, he served more than 30 years in the U.S. Navy before retiring as a senior operational manager with the rank of master chief petty officer, a position held by less than 1 percent of those serving in the Navy.

Chris managed a wide range of complex military operations during his military career, overseeing activities involving hundreds of personnel and multi-million dollar budgets. His final deployment was as command master chief of an F-18 Super Hornet squadron embarked on U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. Previously, he supervised the 180-man team responsible for electrical systems on the U.S.S. Enterprise, managed recruiting efforts in a four-state region and served as a U.S. representative in Monrovia, Liberia, during the inauguration of Africa's first female president.

Chris earned multiple honors and awards during his service and was a three-time recipient of the Commander Naval Training Command Military Excellence Award.

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