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Shoshana S. Chatfield


Captain Shoshana S. Chatfield, USN

Captain Chatfield graduated from Boston University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and French Language and Literature and received her Commission as a Naval Officer through NROTC in 1988. Winged in 1989, she was assigned to West Coast Helicopter Combat Support Squadrons, eventually commanding HSC-25. In 1997 she earned her Masters of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. She served as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at USAFA and a Deputy Executive Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations, and then commanded a Provincial Reconstruction Team in Farah Province, Afghanistan in 2008. In 2009, she completed her doctorate in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego. Her next assignment will be Deputy Commodore, Helicopter Sea Combat Wing (Pacific). Her personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (3), Army Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and various unit awards.

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