Commander Shawn T. Rumbley

Cmdr. Rumbley, a native of Detroit, Michigan, enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1988. After attending basic training at Recruit Training Command San Diego, California, he attended seaman apprentice training, initially served as an undesignated seaman, and then converted to aviation electrician’s mate (AE). He later earned his commission as an ensign through the Limited Duty Officer Program. Rumbley holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a vocational Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Engineering Technologies.
His enlisted tours include USS Fresno (LST 1182), based at Naval Station Long Beach, California, where he served in numerous deck department positions; Fighter Squadron (VF) 124 stationed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Miramar, California, the F-14 Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS), which disestablished in 1996 and became VF-101 Det. Miramar; and VF-213, changing stations to NAS Oceana, Virginia, where he completed three deployments and served as AE leading petty officer (LPO), avionics division LPO, FDC, and maintenance control LPO. He was selected as the squadron’s fiscal year 1998 Sailor of the Year.
His operational and at-sea officer tours include VF-213, where he completed two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and served as the material control officer (MCO), maintenance/material control officer (MMCO), and assistant maintenance officer (AMO); USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) as AMO and MMCO, completing the ship’s maiden deployment where she earned the Battle “E” her first operational year; Commander, Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic as the readiness officer, providing logistical oversight to 17 squadrons; Carrier Air Wing 1 as maintenance officer (MO); and Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 120 E-2/C-2 FRS as the MO.
His ashore officer assignments include the Personnel Exchange Program, Ottawa Ontario, Canada assigned to the Canadian Forces in the Directorate of Technical Airworthiness, leading a team of 14 engineers and two technologists in the procurement of avionics for the Canadian Forces CF-18 mid-life avionics upgrade program. He also served at Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) Oceana as quality assurance officer, legal officer, safety officer and power plants division officer. He participated in the transition of AIMD Oceana to Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic on the commanding officer’s staff.
Rumbley previously served as executive officer, Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU) Lemoore, California, from September 2018 to May 2020. He currently serves as commanding officer of CNATTU Lemoore, as of May 2020.
His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (seven awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards), and various other unit, service, and campaign awards. He is also a Journeyman Aircraft Electrician and DAWIA-certified Production, Quality and Manufacturing Level II; Life Cycle Logistics Level II; and Program Management Level I.

Last Updated: 17 December 2020




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