MAJ Shawn Umbrell
MAJ Shawn Umbrell commissioned in May 1998 as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry from The University of Toledo (Toledo, OH). He served as a rifle platoon leader and company executive officer in 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY, from July 1999 until September 2002.
Following an assignment as a Ranger Instructor with the 6th Ranger Training Battalion at Camp Rudder, FL, he returned to Fort Campbell and commanded C Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, from June 2004 to May 2005 and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-502 from May 2005 to January 2007. During that time he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, serving in Southwest Baghdad. He then served until December 2008 as an Observer Controller/Trainer at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, LA. During that time he deployed with 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment for four months to Iraq.
After graduating from Intermediate Level Education at Fort Leavenworth, KS, in December 2009 he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom where he served as the Operations Officer for 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Upon redeployment in July 2010, the 5th Brigade reflagged as 2nd Stryker Brigade Team, 2nd Infantry Division. MAJ Umbrell remained in 2nd SBCT and served as the 1-17th Executive Officer, Brigade Operations Officer, and Brigade Executive Officer. He deployed with 2nd SBCT from March through December 2012 to Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
MAJ Umbrell is married to the former Rebecca Michelle Meyer of Tiffin, OH. They have been married for 14 years and have two sons, Jacob (11) and Corban (6).