Commanding Officer


Captain Scott D. Benson assumed the duties of Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown in June 2022.

Prior to reporting to Training Center Yorktown, Captain Benson was assigned to Force Readiness Command in Norfolk, VA as the Assessments Division Officer.  His previous O6 assignment was as the Planning and Force Readiness Division Officer and Chief of Staff for the Fifth Coast Guard District in Portsmouth, VA.

His previous Commanding Officer assignments include Maritime Safety and Security Team Seattle (91101), JTF Guantanamo Bay Maritime Security Detachment in Cuba, and Coast Guard Cutters ATTU (WPB 1317) and SAPELO (WPB 1314) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

His intelligence assignments include Intelligence Coordination Center in Suitland, MD as the Coastwatch Branch Chief and Logistics Division Officer, Intelligence Training School Chief and Executive Officer Training Center Yorktown, VA, and Intelligence Division Chief and Chief of Incident Management for the Eighth Coast Guard District in New Orleans, LA. 

His other tours include Executive Officer on the USCGC KEY BISCAYNE (WPB 1339) in Corpus Christi, Texas, Operations Officer on the buoy tender USCGC HORNBEAM (WLB 394) in Cape May, NJ, and Joint Command Liaison Division Chief at United States Military Entrance Processing Command in Great Lakes, Illinois.  

Captain Benson is a graduate of the Coast Guard Academy and has a M.S. in Strategic Intelligence from the Joint Intelligence Military College.

He is a native of Big Bend, Wisconsin and is married to his wife, Glorimar.  They have three daughters, Lorisabel, Alaiyah, and Arlianna.

Captain Benson’s military awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and Meritorious Service Medal (with four stars) as well as various personal, unit, and campaign awards.  He is authorized to wear the permanent Cutterman’s insignia.