Mr. Shannon B. Clark is the Director of Analyses, Lessons Learned, and Air Force Continuous Improvement and Innovation (AF CI2) for Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. He is responsible for providing decision support and problem solving services to support Air Force Reserve combat ready forces. He also provides AF CI2 and Lessons Learned guidance, direction, and oversight to 3 numbered air forces, 35 wings, Air Reserve Personnel Center, 5 independent groups, and more than 69,000 Air Force Reserve personnel.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Clark was the Deputy Director of Analyses, Lessons Learned, and Air Force Continuous Improvement and Innovation (AF CI2) for Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB. As deputy director, he focused on planning, organizing, and overseeing the activities of the directorate to achieve command strategic priorities, enterprise organizational goals and customer needs all in support of readiness at every level.
Mr. Clark began his military career in 1987 as a graduate of Air Force Basic Military Training and was commissioned in 2000 as a graduate of Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. He served over 26 years on Air Force active duty and the Air National Guard. He held a variety of positions as a KC-135 Instructor/Evaluator and Air Battle Manager mission aircrew commander. He deployed in support of Operations DESERT STORM, IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM in addition to supporting ODYSSEY DAWN and UNIFIED PROTECTOR.
1995 Associate of Science Degree in Aircrew Operations, Community College of the Air Force, Altus AFB, Okla.
1995 AETC Master Instructor Certification, Air Education and Training Command (USAF), Altus, Okla.
1995 AETC Occupational Instructor Certification, Air Education and Training Command (USAF), Altus, Okla.
1997 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Workforce Education, Training, & Development, Southern Illinois University, (Magna Cum Laude), Carbondale, Ill.
2000 Officer Training School (USAF OTS), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2003 Air National Guard Leadership Enhancement Course, Atlanta, Ga.
2005 Squadron Officer School (USAF SOS), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 Air and Space Operations Course, Eglin AFB, Fla.
2007 Flight Safety Officers (USAF FSO) Course, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
2007 Master of Science Degree in Human Relations, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.
2009 Air Command and Staff College (USAF ACSC), OSAN AB, South Korea (Correspondence)
2015 Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute (PMI), Newtown Square, Pa.
1. July1987 – January 2000, USAF KC-135 Instructor/Evaluator/Combat Flight Course (CFIC) Faculty, Altus AFB, Okla.
2. January 2000- October 2012, Deputy Director of Operations / Commander of Airborne Combat, Robins AFB, Ga.
3. October 2012 – October 2017, HQ AFRC Contractor, SAIC & LEIDOS (Fortune 500 company), Robins AFB, Ga.
4. November 2017 – May 2021, Senior Project Manager (CDX), HQ Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga.
5. November 2021 – November 2022, Deputy Director, Analyses, Lessons Learned, CPI, HQ AFRC, Robins AFB, Ga.
6. November 2022 – Present, Director, Analyses, Lessons Learned, and AF CI2, HQ AFRC, Robins AFB, Ga.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Department of the Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service
National AF Association Earl T. Ricks Trophy winner of Crew of Year--Most Outstanding Airmanship
National AF Association Air Battle Management Mission Crew Commander Crew of the Year
128th Airborne Command and Control Squadron Flight Commander of the Year
116th Operational Support Squadron Company Grade Officer of the Year
7th AF / 607th Combat Operations Squadron, Osan, AB, Korea, Company Grade Officer of the Year
Air Combat Command (ACC) McKay Trophy Winner for “Most Meritorious Flight”
116th ACW Air Battle Manager Crew of Year & 16th ACCS Air Weapons Officer Instructor of Year
16th Airborne Command and Control Squadron Company Grade Officer of the Year
General Robert E. “Dutch” Huyser Award (AF level) & Headquarters Flying Instructor of the Year
General Ross Hoyt Award for Best Tanker Aircrew of the year
19th AF Instructor Boom Operator of the Year & 97th Air Wing Instructor Boom Operator of the Year
USTRANSCOM Airlift Rodeo Champion --Best Tanker Wing / KC-135 Air Crew / KC-135 Wing
54th Air Refueling Squadron Enlisted Instructor of the year
Air Education & Training Command / 19th Air Force / 97th Air Wing Enlisted Instructor of the Year
Air Education and Training Command (AETC) Enlisted Instructor of the year
19th Air Force Enlisted Instructor of the year
97th Air Mobility Wing Enlisted Instructor of the year
55th Air Refueling Squadron Non-Commissioned Officer of the year
97th Operations Group Enlisted Instructor of the year
55th Air Refueling Squadron Enlisted Instructor of the year
Distinguished Graduate Non-Commissioned Officer Preparatory School
(Current as of December 2022)