Captain Shane P. Strohl assumed responsibilities as the Director of Logistics, U.S. Strategic Command in May 2019.
Captain Strohl was born in Menominee, MI, and enlisted in the Navy in 1992. During his enlistment he commissioned the ballistic missile submarine USS NEBRASKA (SSBN 739)(GOLD) and completed four strategic deterrent patrols. During this time, he also completed his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration. He went on to serve on the staff of Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet, where he was selected for Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as Ensign in the Supply Corps in 1997.
In 1998, after graduation from Supply Corps School and the Submarine Officer Basic Course, he reported to USS ASHEVILLE (SSN 739) as Supply Officer. While onboard he completed one Western Pacific deployment and one Carrier Strike Group deployment to the Persian Gulf. He was next assigned to the Naval Supply Corps School in Athens Georgia as an instructor and then the command’s Training Officer. Captain Strohl then reported to Submarine Force U.S Pacific Fleet as the Integrated Logistics Officer/Integrated Overhaul Officer in 2002.
In 2004, Captain Strohl was assigned to the USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7) where he served as Stock Control and Readiness Officer. While on board, IWO JIMA was called to support recovery and rescue operations in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, operating first off the coast of Mississippi and later in New Orleans. He led the logistics support and sustainment operations for three ships assigned to the effort.
In September of 2008, he volunteered for an assignment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He spent a year in Iraq as the J4/J8 for the Joint Contracting Command – Iraq and Afghanistan where he managed all finances, property, and transportation for a 250 person joint command.
Upon Completion of his tour in Iraq, Captain Strohl was assigned to Special Operations Command – Pacific. While there, he was the Operation Enduring Freedom - Philippines lead logistics officer, the Logistics Operations Officer, and later, the Deputy Director for Logistics.
In May 2013 he reported to Logistics Group Western Pacific where he served as the Deputy ACOS for Logistics. He actively managed the schedule of twelve Combat Logistics Force ships and directed all afloat logistics in Seventh Fleet. He was also responsible for the routing of all freight and oversaw the delivery of ordnance to customers afloat and ashore.
Captain Strohl went on to serve as Executive Officer, Fleet Logistics Center Yokosuka from July 2015 to July 2018. While there, he oversaw a command of 1200 personnel, comprised of military, civilian, and foreign national employees operating at 14 sites throughout 8 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Captain Strohl is designated as an Aviation, Submarine, and Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer and is a Joint Qualified Officer. He earned a Masters of Business Administration in Supply Chain Management from the University of Wisconsin. He is also a graduate of the Duke Fuqua School of Business Executive Leadership Program and the Joint Forces Staff College Joint and Combined Warfighting Center.
(Current as of May 2019)