Steven L. Shinkel, Select One

Col., U.S. Air Force

Military Professor National Security Affairs
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Biography

Colonel Steve “Scuba” Shinkel joined the NSA Department in July 2017. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1990. He is a Master Navigator, with over 3,200 hours in the KC-135 and has numerous operational flying deployments supporting operations across the Middle East, Europe, and the Pacific regions and served Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) positions. His most recent assignment was as the Chief of Staff for the 9th AETF-A & NATO Air Command-A, Kabul Afghanistan. Col Shinkel served as the AWC’s Chair of the Leadership and Warfighting Department. He is a distinguished graduate of the USAF Weapon’s School and served on faculty. He commanded the 734th AMS, Andersen AFB Guam.

Areas of Expertise

  • A2/AD
  • Aerospace
  • Afghanistan
  • Air Warfare
  • China
  • Homeland Security
  • Joint Operations
  • JPME
  • Leadership
  • Military Planning
  • Military Technology
  • Operational Warfare
  • UAVs/Drones
  • Weapon Systems
  • WWII

Professional Highlights

2017

Military Professor, Naval War College

Military Professor in Leadership, National Security Affairs Department.
2016

Chief of Staff, 9th AETF and Nato Air Command-Afghanistan

May 2016-May 2017, Chief of Staff for the 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan (9 AETF-A) and NATO Air Command-Afghanistan (NAC-A), Kabul Afghanistan supporting NATO's Resolute Support Mission and Operation Freedom's Sentinel.
2014

Chair, Leadership and Warfighting Department Air War College (AWC)

Chair, Leadership and Warfighting Department.
2012

Director of Staff, Air War College (AWC) and Military Professor

Director of Staff and Military Professor teaching Leadership and Warfighting courses.
2011

Chief, Strategy Division, HQ AF/NGB-A Staff

Chief of Strategy Division, National Guard Bureau-Air Staff, Headquarters Air Force ,Washington DC. Responsible for developing Air National Guard Strategy to include integration into Air Force Core Function Plans (CFPs) and budgeting issues.
2010

Force Planner/Total Force Integration, NGB-A-Staff

Conducted Total Force Integration planning between Active duty and ANG forces.
2009

Student, Air War College

Air War College Student Maxwell AFB Alabama.
2007

Commander, 734th Air Mobility Squadron (AMS)

Commander of the 734th AMS Andersen AFB, Guam
2006

Executive Officer to the Chief of Staff, USTRANSCOM

2005

Exercise Planner, USTRANSCOM

Education

M.A., Strategic Studies Air University, 2010

M.A., 2005, Military Operational Art and Science

M.S., 2004, Aeronautical and Science Technology

B.S., 1990, Management Information Systems

Awards and Decorations

Distinguished Graduate
2005 Air Command and Staff College

USAF Weapons School
2001 Distinguished Graduate

Air Mobility Command's Flying Navigator Instructor of the Year
1999

External Memberships and Associations

Air Force Association

Airlift Tanker Association

News, Media, & Events

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U.S. Naval War College Graduation: June 2019

Jun. 14, 2019
10:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841
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The Corridor of Power

Oct. 17, 2018
The Interpreter
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