CAPT Ryman Shoaf
joined the faculty of the National War College in August of 2008.
He is a native of Mocksville, N.C. and graduated from The Citadel with
a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. He entered
Naval Service upon graduation in May 1985. He has completed eight deployments
on five different carriers, with the last two as Air Boss on the USS
Enterprise. He has been the Commanding Officer of the Sea Control Weapons
School and Sea Control Squadron Thirty (VS-30) accumulating over 3,500
hours in the S-3 Viking and 1,000 traps. Captain Shoaf was awarded a
Masters Degree in Aeronautical Science in 1994 and another in Strategic
Studies and National Security Affairs in 2000. He is a 2005 graduate
of the Joint Forces Staff College and has received the Navy Marine Corps
Leadership Award and the Admiral James L. Hollowway III Leadership Award
for senior officers.