Professional Development Center Leadership




Commanding Officer



CDR Shane Stoughton, Commanding Officer

CDR Shane Stoughton was commissioned in December 1999 and served as Air Transfer Officer and Air Operations Watch Officer aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) from August 2000 to December 2002. His first Western Pacific Deployment included Sept. 11, 2001, and the onset of Operation Enduring Freedom. (click photo for full bio)


LCDR Jeffrey "Jeff" M. Palmer, Executive Officer

Lieutenant Commander Palmer is a native of Fairfax, Va., and graduated with merit from the United States Naval Academy in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Quantitative Economics, and a minor in Spanish Language. He holds a Master of Science degree in meteorology and physical oceanography from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Master of Science in business administration from Old Dominion University. (click photo for full bio)