Capt. Clint Hoskins is a native of Salt Lake City, Utah, and was raised in Colorado Springs, Colo. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics. It was while he was at the University of Colorado that he enlisted in the United States Navy under the Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate program. Capt. Hoskins was commissioned an ensign through Officer Candidate School in 2000 then earned his Masters of Science degree in systems engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2009.
At sea, Hoskins’ assignments included tours as Combat Information Center Officer and Electronic Warfare Officer on USS Wadsworth (FFG 9), Reactor Mechanical Division Officer on USS Nimitz (CVN 68) completing a combat deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Main Propulsion Assistant on USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during the opening phases of the mid-life Refueling Complex Overhaul, and returned to Nimitz as Assistant Reactor Officer completing a combat deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
Ashore, Hoskins served as an instructor in the Mathematical Sciences and Operations Research Department at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. While at the USAFA he was re-designated as an Engineering Duty Officer.
His engineering duty tours included Deputy Nuclear Assistant Project Superintendent on the USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) Engineered Refueling Overhaul and later Shipyard Docking Officer at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility; Force Naval Engineer for Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic; and Business & Strategic Planning Officer at PSNS & IMF. His most recent assignment was Operations Officer at PSNS & IMF.
Hoskins assumed command of Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Keyport on June 24, 2022. As commanding officer of NUWC Division, Keyport, he leads a civilian and active duty workforce strategically located in the state of Washington, southern California, Hawaii, Guam and Japan. In addition, the command has a partnership with the Royal Canadian Navy for undersea range operations in British Columbia as well as overseeing the echelon five command of Naval Sea Logistics Center in Pennsylvania.
Hoskins’ decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Air Force Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (two awards) and various unit awards.