Captain Shawn P. Hendricks, U.S. Navy
Naval Enterprise Networks (PMW 205)
Captain Shawn P. Hendricks, of Birmingham, Alabama is a 1989 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering.
Commissioned an Ensign in 1989, he went on to earn his Wings of Gold upon completion of Naval Flight Officer training in September 1990. Captain Hendricks was then ordered to the “World Watchers” of VQ-1 in Agana, Guam as an Electronic Warfare Officer. His deployments included Misawa, Japan; Atsugi, Japan; Okinawa, Singapore; Manama, Bahrain; and the Philippines. After completing his first fleet tour, Captain Hendricks was selected to be a student at the US Naval Test Pilot School in Patuxent River, Maryland. Following graduation from class 106 in 1994, he served as the Developmental Test Team Lead in the ES-3A Shadow Program Office until 1996.
After departing Patuxent River, Commander Hendricks was assigned to “The Shadows” of VQ-5 Detachment 5 in Misawa, Japan. There he served as the detachment operations and training officer while deployed in USS Independence (CV-62). Following his tour in Japan, he was selected to become an Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer, and was ordered to the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He graduated in September 2000 with a Master’s Degree and an Engineer’s Degree in Aerospace (Avionics) Engineering with a follow on tour as the Officer in Charge of SPAWAR Space Field Activity, Detachment Denver where he oversaw the integration and test of an unmanned spacecraft program.
Between February 2004 and March 2006, Captain Hendricks served as both the Deputy Program Manager for Tomahawk Advanced Projects and the IPT Lead for the Tactical Tomahawk Torpedo Tube Launch program. From March 2006 and April 2008, Captain Hendricks served as an Executive Officer at the Defense Security Cooperative Agency (DSCA). DSCA is responsible for the execution of Security Cooperation policy, to include Foreign Military Sales, for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy).
Captain Hendricks served as the Principal Deputy Director of the National Reconnaissance Systems Office. He led a team of over 200 government and civilian personnel in the acquisition of a critical national system. Captain Hendricks has accumulated over 2700 flight hours in 31 different aircraft and 141 arrested landings. His personal awards include the NRO Silver Medallion, the Defense Meritorious Service Medals (two awards), the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals (four awards).