Col. Steve “Scuba” Shinkel is the George C. Kenney professor of air and space warfare and senior Air and Space Force advisor to the president of the U.S. Naval War College. He is a master navigator with 3,200 hours in the KC-135 and has numerous operational flying deployments supporting operations across the Middle East, Europe and the Pacific regions. He served in several key staff billets at U.S. Transportation Command, Headquarters Air Force and several air operations centers. He is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Weapon’s School, and Air Command and Staff College. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1990.