USS Ingraham
Decommissioned January 30, 2015
ITCS (SW/AW) Shane Cardon
Command Master Chief (November 2010 - November 2012)

ITCS(SW/AW) Shane Cardon was born on November 5th, 1974 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ITCS(SW/AW) Cardon joined the U.S. Navy in May 1993. Attended Radioman Technician “A” school in San Diego, CA , reported to USS BLUERIDGE (LCC 19) for duty in November 1993.

He transferred to NAVCOMTELSTA Far East Yokosuka, Japan in January 1995, advancing to Third Class Petty Officer, and qualifying Communication Watch Officer.

In June of 1996 ITCS(SW/AW) Cardon received orders to USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62). While onboard as a Message Center Supervisor he advanced to Second Class Petty Officer May 1997. June 1997 he reported to USS PAUL HAMILTON (DDG 60) in Pearl Harbor, HI, January 1999 where he earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Qualification. In July 2000 he completed Transmission Systems Technician (NEC 2379), advancing to First Class Petty Officer and Leading Petty Officer for OC division onboard. He was selected for Chief July 2002.

In September 2003, he reported to Center for Information Technology (CIT) completing Instructor Training (NEC 9502). During his tour included instructor, Radio Frequency Course Manager and the transformation of CIT into Center for Information Dominance (CID), and on November 2005 earning his Master Training Specialist Certificate. On November 2006 he reported onboard NAVCOMTELSTA BAHRAIN where he served as Joint Fleet Telecommunications Operation Center Watch Officer. January 2008 he reported onboard USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN. He served as Combat Systems Information Branch LCPO and as Combat Systems Departmental LCPO.

He is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy Class 155 and Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Class 81, he reported to USS INGRAHAM (FFG 61) as the Command Senior Chief in November 2010.

ITCS(SW/AW) Cardon’s personal awards include three Navy/Marine Corp Commendation Medal, three Navy Achievement Medals, four Good Conduct Medals, and various campaign and unit awards.


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