MAGTF Instructional Group
Lieutenant Colonel Shawn P. Connor

Civilian Education

  • MA Military Studies with a concentration in Strategic Leadership, American Military University 2015

  • BS Criminology, Florida State University 2006

Military Education

  • Master of Military Studies, Command and Staff College 2020

  • Expeditionary Warfare School 2016

  • Infantry Officers Course 2008

Major Assignments

  • Faculty Advisor, Expeditionary Warfare School.

  • Battalion Executive Officer, Battalion Operations Officer, and Rifle Company Commander, 2d Battalion, 5th Marines. Deployed to the 31st MEU in 2018 and 2016-2017.

  • Weapons Company Inspector-Instructor, 2d Battalion, 23d Marines.

  • Rifle Company Commander, Combined Anti-Armor Team Platoon Commander, and Rifle Platoon Commander, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines. Deployed for Operation Enduring Freedom- Nawa District 2009, Sangin District 2011.

Awards and Decorations

  • Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with combat distinguishing device and two gold stars, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and Good Conduct Medal.

Marine Corps University