Executive Officer Biography

CDR Scislowicz, Executive Officer of Boston NROTC and Professsor of Naval Science, Boston University

Commander Jan K. Scislowicz, Executive Officer of Boston NROTC and Professor of Naval Science, Boston University

Commander Jan Krystian Scislowicz is a 1991 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in French. He earned his Naval Flight Officer wings of gold in Pensacola Florida in 1994, then qualified as a S-3B Viking Naval Flight Officer at Naval Air Station Coronado in San Diego, California.

He reported to his first operational squadron, Sea Control Squadron Thirty, flying missions from USS Enterprise (CVN 65) then USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in support of operations DECISIVE ENDEAVOR and SOUTHERN WATCH. In 1999, he reported to Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, Maryland as an Aviation Safety Officer, engaged in Naval Air research, development, system acquisitions, testing and evaluation.

In 2001, he reported to Afloat Planning System Atlantic, qualifying as a Tomahawk cruise missile Senior Planner, then deployed as the detachment OIC aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) in support of operations SOUTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. He returned as a Department Head to Sea Control Squadron Thirty in late 2003. He deployed in 2004 aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) flying missions in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM as Safety Officer, Maintenance Officer then Executive Officer.

In 2006, he attended the US Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, where he earned his Master of Arts Degree in National Security Affairs. Upon graduation in 2007, he reported to US Special Operations Command, in Tampa, Florida. During his tour he interpreted national defense strategy and policy for the functional component commander. He detailed command policy and process for executing executive and international agreements and earned his Joint Service Officer designation. In 2010, he reported to US Naval Forces Central Command, assigned to the 25 nation Combined Maritime Forces headquartered in Bahrain. As its Plans Chief, he articulated coalition policy and its campaign plans for Counter Piracy and Counter Terrorism. In 2014 Commander Scislowicz graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School, earning a Master in Public Administration.

Commander Scislowicz’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars, Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various service and campaign awards.