Military Bios

Rear Admiral Wayne G. Shear, Jr.:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Deputy Director, Ashore Readiness Division (N46) Staff of the Chief of Naval Operations
Rear Admiral Wayne “Greg” Shear Jr., became the Deputy Director, Ashore Readiness Division, in September 2004. Before reporting to his current assignment, he served as Deputy Commander for Operations, Naval Facilities Engineering Command.
Rear Adm. Shear graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1979 with a degree in Naval Architecture and was commissioned an Ensign in the Civil Engineer Corps. In 1984 he received a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado. He also holds a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.
Rear Adm. Shear’s first assignment was to the Public Works Department, Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va. He then served as Public Works Officer, Naval Hospital Beaufort, S.C. . After graduate school in Colorado he was assigned as Aide to the Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command. In 1985 Rear Adm. Shear joined Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Five where he served as Officer in Charge, Detail Subic Bay, Philippines, Charlie Company Commander and Air Detachment Officer in Charge in Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico. While in Puerto Rico he redeployed as Officer in Charge of detachments to Puerto Cortes, Honduras, and Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Rear Adm. Shear then served at the Civil Engineer Corps Officer School as an instructor in the Facilities Management Division. In 1989 he was assigned as Resident Officer in Charge of Construction, Puerto Rico Area. In 1993 he graduated with distinction from the College of Naval Command and Staff in Newport, R.I., and was assigned to U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., as Chief, Engineering Branch. Rear Adm. Shear commanded Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One from 1996-1998. NMCB One received the Atlantic Fleet “Best of Type” and the Peltier Award in FY-97.
Rear Adm. Shear subsequently served as the Executive Officer at Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southern Division in Charleston, S.C., and the Commander, 30th Naval Construction Regiment, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and Vice Commander, Third Naval Construction Brigade. While with the Seabees, Rear Adm. Shear served on a temporary assignment as Commander, U.S. Support Group, East Timor, reporting to U.S. Pacific Command.
Rear Adm. Shear is a Seabee Warfare Officer, a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a member of the Navy Acquisition Professional Community, and a member of the Society of American Military Engineers. His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, three Meritorious Service Medals, two Navy Commendation Medals, the Navy Achievement Medal and various unit awards.
Effective: 1 April 2005


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