Shelley D. Caplan, Select One

Military Professor Joint Military Operations Department
Cmdr., U.S. Navy
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Biography

Cmdr. Shelley Caplan is a career Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC) officer. She has a diverse background in weather and ocean forecasting, hydrographic surveys, mine countermeasures, and manpower. She has served on USS Ronald Reagan, USS Bataan and at multiple shore-based locations. Additionally, she earned two master's degrees in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography from the Naval Postgraduate School, and in Hydrographic Science from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Areas of Expertise

  • JPME
  • Military Planning
  • Oceanography
  • Security Cooperation

Professional Highlights

2018

Naval War College

Military Professor, Joint Military Operations
2017

Commander Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command

Assistant Chief of Staff (N1) for Manpower, Human Resources, Facilities, Security, and Operational Support Office
2015

Commander Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command

Future Plans Officer for all Commander Task Group 80.7 activities, operations, exercises.
2013

Fleet Survey Team

Future Plans Officer for all hydrographic surveys, subject matter expert engagements, and theater security cooperation in support of operations, exercises, and plans across all six geographic Combatant Commands.
2012

University Southern Mississippi

M.S. Hydrographic Science
2010

USS Ronald Reagan

Meteorology and Oceanography Officer, Officer of the Deck underway.

Education

M.S., University of Southern Mississippi, 2013, Hydrographic Sciences

M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2008, Meteorology and Physical Oceanography

Certificate, Old Dominion University, 2004, Geographic Information Systems

B.S., Old Dominion University, 1999, Geology

News, Media, & Events

VIDEO: 45 Seconds on Stoicism and Leadership

Aug. 19, 2019
News Publication

Rochefort Group Workshop Series: Workshop Two

Aug. 19, 2019
8:00 a.m.
Sims Hall, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Why Not an American Admiral Gorshkov?

Jul. 15, 2019
The National Interest
Article Publication

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