John E. Shaw
John E. Shaw
Official portrait, 2020
|Service/||United States Air Force (1990–2020)|
United States Space Force (2020–present)
|Years of service||1990–present (30 years)|
|Commands held||Combined Force Space Component Command|
Space Operations Command
Fourteenth Air Force
21st Space Wing
50th Operations Group
4th Space Operations Squadron
|Awards||Air Force Distinguished Service Medal (2)|
Defense Superior Service Medal (2)
Legion of Merit (2)
He has worked in a variety of air and space operations and staff positions, including operations tours in the 50th Space Wing, the National Reconnaissance Office, the 32nd Air Operations Group, and the Space Warfare Center. His operational commands have included the 4th Space Operations Squadron, the 50th Operations Group and the 21st Space Wing. Prior to being commander, he was deputy commander of Air Force Space Command, worked at the United States Strategic Command as Director of the Commander's Action Group and as Deputy Director for Operations, and in the Pentagon as an Air Force intern.
Shaw took over command of the Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) and 14th Air Force after he and Major General Stephen N. Whiting traded their current positions, with Whiting taking over Shaw's position as deputy commander of the Air Force Space Command.
During a change of command ceremony on November 20, 2019, Shaw highlighted the history of 14th Air Force leading coalition forces against adversaries under the command of Major General Claire Chennault and the importance of continuing to work with allies and partners to overcome future national defense challenges. He said, "This is a particularly special command to take. It is one that is combined, because it is about partners and teamwork. We are indeed stronger together; we can go faster together; and we can go higher together; and I’m grateful to be part of that team."
Awards and decorationsEdit
Shaw is the recipient of the following awards:
|Command Space Operations Badge|
|Basic Parachutist Badge|
|Office of the Secretary of Defense Badge|
|United States Space Command Badge|
|Air Staff Badge|
|Air Force Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster|
|Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster|
|Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster|
|Defense Meritorious Service Medal|
|Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters|
|Joint Service Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster|
|Joint Service Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster|
|Air Force Achievement Medal|
|Joint Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters|
|Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters|
|Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with oak leaf cluster|
|Combat Readiness Medal|
|National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star|
|Kosovo Campaign Medal with one bronze service star|
|Global War on Terrorism Service Medal|
|Armed Forces Service Medal|
|Air and Space Campaign Medal|
|Air Force Overseas Long Tour Service Ribbon|
|Air Force Longevity Service Award with one silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters|
|Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon|
|Air Force Training Ribbon|
Effective dates of promotionEdit
|Second lieutenant||May 30, 1990|
|First lieutenant||May 30, 1992|
|Captain||May 30, 1994|
|Major||May 1, 2001|
|Lieutenant colonel||May 1, 2005|
|Colonel||October 1, 2008|
|Brigadier general||June 5, 2015|
|Major general||August 17, 2018|
|Lieutenant general||November 23, 2020|
- Chiles, Cody (November 21, 2019). "Shaw and Whiting trade places, both Space Commands win big". Air Force Space Command. Retrieved May 23, 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- "Major General John E. Shaw". Vandenberg Air Force Base. December 2019. Retrieved May 20, 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- Chiles, Cody (December 27, 2019). "14th Air Force Redesignated as Space Operations Command". Vandenberg Air Force Base. Retrieved May 22, 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- "PN2256 — Maj. Gen. John E. Shaw — Space Force". United States Congress. September 30, 2020. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
- "PN2255 — Maj. Gen. John E. Shaw — Space Force". United States Congress. September 30, 2020. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
- "General Officer Announcement". United States Department of Defense. October 1, 2020. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
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