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Commander Shane Stoughton


 Commander Shane Stoughton

CDR Shane Stoughton


Shane Stoughton,

Commander, U.S. Navy Commander

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.  

After being selected as an Oceanographer and completing Basic Oceanography Accession Training, CDR Stoughton reported to Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center in April 2003.  While there, he qualified as Command Duty Officer and served as Current Operations and Assistant Operations Officer.

In December 2005, CDR Stoughton volunteered for an Individual Augmentation assignment as the Economic Development Deputy Section Leader in the Ninewa Provincial Reconstruction Team, Mosul, Iraq. He would return to Fleet Numerical in April 2007 before attending the Naval Postgraduate School in March 2008. 

CDR Stoughton returned to Carl Vinson as Ship’s Meteorologist in October 2010, completing two Western Pacific Deployments and serving as General Quarters and Special Evolutions Officer of the Deck (underway). 

CDR Stoughton assumed duties as Oceanography Officer Community Manager at Bureau of Naval Personnel, Millington, Tenn., in August 2012.  He assumed command of the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Professional Development Center in September 2014.

Stoughton hails from Eldred, Penn. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Turfgrass Science from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography from the Naval Postgraduate School.