Naval Intelligence Awards Program
CDR Dan F. Shanower Intelligence Specialist of the Year

p>The Chief of Naval Operations Commander Dan F. Shanower Intelligence Specialist of the Year Award was established in 1995 and endowed by the family of CDR Shanower in 2002. The award recognizes leadership, performance of duty, special accomplishments, and overall contribution to command efficiency, morale, and welfare of the command to which the individual is assigned. Four awards are given annually: both a junior (E1-E4) award and a senior (E5-E6) award to Intelligence Specialists assigned to an afloat/operational command and a junior and senior award to Intelligence Specialists assigned to a shore-based command. The award consists of a Certificate of Recognition, a $250 cash award, and a 1-year membership in the Naval Intelligence Professionals.

About CDR Dan F. Shanower +/-

CDR Dan F. Shanower was born on February 7, 1961 in Naperville, Illinois. He attended Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin, graduating in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He attended Aviation Officer School in Pensacola, Florida and received his commission as an Ensign in June 1985. After intelligence officer training, he reported to VAQ-136 onboard U.S.S. Midway as Squadron Intelligence Officer. In September 1988, he was assigned as Officer-in-Charge of the Pacific Fleet Area Support Team Detachment, Subic Bay, Philippines. Following this tour, he transitioned to the Naval Reserve, serving from August 1990 to October 1994 as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. State Department in the Philippines.

CDR Shanower was recalled to active duty in November 1994 and reported to the Navy & Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center as a student. He was assigned to the Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific Detachment Japan in December 1994 as Operations Support Department Head. In 1997, he received orders to the staff of the Commander, U.S. Third Fleet in San Diego, California as the Assistant Intelligence Officer.

In 1999, CDR Shanower reported to the Office of Naval Intelligence in Washington, DC. In August 2000, he was selected as the Officer-in-Charge of the CNO Intelligence Plot. There he was responsible for the provision of current intelligence support to the Navy Secretariat, Chief of Naval Operations staff, and the Director of Naval Intelligence. In December 2000, he was promoted to the rank of Commander. CDR Shanower was killed in the attack on the Pentagon on 11 September 2001.

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CAPT Josh Himes (Commanding Officer, JICCENT) presents the Rear Admiral Donald M. Showers NIOBC Honor Graduate award to ENS Danielle Kitchen. ENS Kitchen
CAPT Josh Himes (Commanding Officer, JICCENT) presents the Rear Admiral Donald M. Showers NIOBC Honor Graduate award to ENS Danielle Kitchen. ENS Kitchen graduated from NIOBC in May 2020 and is currently assigned to JICCENT.

Awardees

2019
Senior Sea
IS1(EXW/IW/SW/AW/PJ) Donald Berg USN
Junior Sea
IS2(IW/SW) Reyn Watanabe
Senior Shore
IS1(EXW) Bo Seamans
Junior Shore
IS2(IW/EXW) Jesica Murphy

2018
Senior Sea
IS1(EXW/IW/SW) Aaron Brooks
Junior Sea
IS2(IW/SW/AW) Dakota Miller
Senior Shore
IS1(EXW/SW/AW) Justine Anderson
Junior Shore
IS2(IW/SW/AW) Nijah Lee

2017
Senior Sea
IS1 (EXW) Eric Muir, USN
Junior Sea
IS2(IW) Lyndsey Freiberger, USN
Senior Shore
IS1 (IW/SW) Terry Hudson, USN
Junior Shore
IS1 (IW/EXW/SW) Brandon Harbaugh, USN

2016
Senior Sea
IS1(EXW/SW) Robert M. Kelly, USN
Junior Sea
IS2(IDW/SW/AW) Felicia L. Elliott, USN
Senior Shore
IS1(IDW/SW/AW) Martin P. Hernandez, USN
Junior Shore
IS2(IDW/SW) Theresa A. Poehlman, USN

2015
Senior Afloat
IS1(EXW/SW) Robert M. Kelly, USN
Junior Afloat
IS2(IDW/SW/AW) Felicia L. Elliott, USN
Senior Shore
IS1(IDW/SW/AW) Martin P. Hernandez, USN
Junior Shore
IS2(IDW/SW) Theresa A. Poehlman, USN

2014
Senior ISOY (Afloat)
IS1(AW/EXW/SW) Ryan K. George, VP-4
Senior ISOY (Ashore)
IS1(EXW) Lauren T. Giannini, NR NSW Intelligence 18
Junior ISOY (Afloat)
IS2(EXW) Evan D. Van Auken, NEIC
Junior ISOY (Ashore)
IS2(IDW) Kenneth E. Evans II, PACOM JIOC

2013
Afloat
IS1(IDW/EXW/FPJ) Derik M. D. Burris, USN
IS2(EXW) Lindsey R. Cullins, USN 
Ashore 
IS1(IDW/SW) Michael J. Heinz, USN
IS2(EXW) Benjamin K. Toussant, USN

2012
Afloat 
IS1(IDW/EXW/AW) Steven B. Phillips, USN
IS2 (SW/EXW/SCW) Christopher M. Shamrell, USN
Ashore 
IS1(IDW/SW/AW) Christopher A. Koening, USN
IS2(SW) Janet Ringleman, USN

2011
Afloat 
IS1(EXW) Michael W. Reinke, USN
IS2 (EXW) James D. Moffett, USN
Ashore 
IS1 (AW/EXW/SW) Mark A. Reid, USN
IS2 Jeffrey A. Sevigny, USN

2010
Afloat
IS1(SW/AW) Shauntel M. Renton, USN
IS2 (EXW) Trevor A. Vandell, USN
Ashore 
IS1(SW/AW) Carrie D. Sayers, USN
IS2(EXW) Travis M. Letsch, USN

2009
Afloat 
IS1(EXW/AW) Ama M. Adair, USN
IS2 Michael J. Ziarek, USN
Ashore 
IS1(SW) Steven D. Painter, USN
IS2 David A. Solomon, USN

2007
Afloat 
IS1(SW/AW) Christopher M. Andrews, USN
IS3(SW/AW) Elizabeth P. Spiegle,USN
Ashore 
IS1 (SW/AW) Heather NMN Strow, USN
IS3 Carrie E. Lewis, USN

2006
Afloat 
IS1(SW/FPJ) Michael D. Kubrich Jr., USN
IS3(SW) Robert E. Moore, USN
Ashore 
IS1(SW/AW) Dawnetta M. Wilson, USN
IS3 Stephanie N. Delano, USN

2005
Afloat 
IS1 Jesse D. Harrahill, USN
IS3 (SW/AW) Louis W. Juers, USN
Ashore 
IS1 (SW/AW) Duane S. Taylor, USN
IS3 Lindsay M. Pennock, USN

2004
Afloat
IS1(SW/AW) Gregory A. Root, USN
ISSN(SW/AW) Jessica R. Morphew, USN
Ashore 
IS1 Jason M. Lhuillier, USN
IS3 Steven C. Broderick, USN

2003
Senior 
IS1 (SW) Sara Rubin, USN
IS1 (AW/SW) Lisa Dillard, USN
IS1 (SW) Gregory Guiza, USN
IS1 (SW) Derrick Thomas, USN
IS1 (AW/SW) Brenda Clark, USN
Junior 
IS2 Nathaniel Warren III, USN
ISSN (SW) Dianna Eckhardt, USN
ISSN (SW) Christopher Reeves, USN
IS3 Brian Stack, USN
IS3 Ryan Sykes, USN

2002
Senior 
IS1(SW) Benjamin B. Williams, USN
IS1(SW/AW) Gregory J. Ohlfs, USN
IS1(SW) Kevin J. Hanson, USN
IS1(AW) Christopher S. Kincaid, USN
IS1(SW/AW) Sonya L. Darnell, USN
Junior 
IS2(SW) Melissa Ann Bell, USN
IS3(SW/AW) Jason T.W. Medaris, USN
IS3 Philip R. Strazzante, USN
IS2 Cornelius D. Wiley, USN

2001
Senior
IS1(SW) Nicholas H. Steging Jr, USN
IS1(SW) Kevin J. Altemara, USN
IS1(SW) Michael A. Doblosky, USN
IS1(SW) Kenneth D. Anderson, USN
IS1(SW) Matthew S. Rodriquez, USN
Junior
IS3(SW) Joshua M. Boneilla, USN
IS2(SW) Mark R. Craft, USN
IS2 Charity M. Bagsby, USN
IS2 Mark A. Keller, USN
Kathleen K. Darabond, USN

2000
Senior
IS1(SW) Laura E. Brashear, USN
IS1(SW) Brian S. Korrigan, USN
IS1(SW) Minel J. Tastet III, USN
IS1(SW/AW) Eric K. Brosius, USN
IS1 Michael T. Paquette, USN
Junior 
IS3 Ronald W. Schott, USN
IS2 Joseph A. Flynn, USN
IS2(SW) Charles R. Turner, USN
IS2 James T. Overstreet, USN
IS3 Lasonya Lewis, USN

1999
Afloat
IS1(S/W) James T. Isham, USN
Ashore 
IS1 James D. Kesner, USN

 

1998
Afloat
IS1(AW/SW) Michale Hass, USN
IS3 DeMita S. Austin, USN
Ashore 
IS1(AW/SW) John Herman, USN
Thomas P. Bonafede, USN

1997
Afloat
IS1 Scott Schrantz, USN
IS3 Johnathan Crossan, USN
Ashore 
IS1 Lee Bonawitz, USN
IS3 Teresa Owens, USN

 

1996
Afloat
IS1(SW) Geald S. Tabor, USN
IS3 Luvivian LeSane, USN
Ashore 
IS1(SW/AW) Thomas Reed, USN
IS3 Jasen M. Jones, USN