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CAPT Zoah Scheneman

Biography ImageCaptain Zoah Scheneman began his Surface Warfare career enlisting in 1987.  He spent nine years as an Operations Specialist, attaining the rank of First Class Petty Officer.  During his enlistments, he served in USS WISCONSIN (BB-64), deployed in support of Operations Desert Shield and Storm, USS ANZIO (CG-68), and Commander Carrier Group EIGHT, deployed as the THEODORE ROOSEVELT Battle Group.
Following his commission in 1996 through the Seaman-to-Admiral program and attending Officer Candidate School and initial Division Officer training he reported as Gunnery Officer and Ship's Training Officer in USS BRISCOE (DD-977).
In 2000 he attended Old Dominion University and completed a Bachelor's of Science Degree, Information Systems.  In 2004 after completing Department Head training, he reported as Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer in USS MCFAUL (DDG-74) and deployed twice to the CENTCOM AOR.  He then was assigned as a student at U.S. Naval War College, College of Naval Command and Staff. While there he conducted advanced research as a member of Halsey Group Charlie in Theater Ballistic Missile Defense.  In 2007 he reported as Deputy Director Operational Concept Development, AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense, Missile Defense Agency, Dahlgren Virginia and detached in 2011.
In early 2012 he reported as Executive Officer USS MAHAN (DDG-72) and completed the first half of his Fleet Up in May of 2013.  After assuming command of MAHAN, Captain Scheneman finished the back half of a 6th Fleet Ballistic Missile Defense Deployment, then led an 11-month redeployment effort, returning to the 5th Fleet as a BMD deployer in August of 2014 and was relieved in November.  In January, 2015 he reported to DESTROYER SQUADRON TWO SIX and assumed duties as Deputy Commodore.  In August 2015, Captain Scheneman assumed the duties as Commanding Officer, USS BARRY (DDG-52) turning over in November of that year to report to Afloat Training Group Norfolk.  In late 2015 he reported as Commanding Officer Afloat Training Group Norfolk and turned over in August of 2018.  In February, 2019 Captain Scheneman returned to his post as Deputy Commodore of DESTROYER SQUADRON TWO SIX.  On June 3rd, 2020 he assumed the duties and responsibilities of Commodore.
His personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and various unit and campaign awards.