Dr. Kevin Shea, a professor in CGSC’s Department of Command and Leadership (DCL), was appointed as a “Professor Emeritus” during his retirement ceremony Jan. 26 at the Frontier Conference Center on Fort Leavenworth. DCL Director Dr. Ted Thomas hosted the ceremony and presented Shea with his retirement awards.
In recognition of his emeritus status, the CGSC Foundation presented Shea with a College chair engraved with his name and dates of service. Foundation CEO Doug Tystad made the presentation and also presented Shea with a coin in recognition of his service.
Shea retired from CGSC with more than 42 years of service to the Army as both an active duty infantry officer and Army civilian. He first entered the Army in March 1972 and retired in September 1997. After a three-year stint in the private sector, Shea joined the ranks of instructors at CGSC in 2002. He first taught in the Department of Tactics, then moved to DCL in 2005. He was instructor of the year in 2004 in the tactics department, then selected as the DCL and CGSC educator of the year in 2011. He earned his doctorate in education while working as a professor in DCL. His doctoral dissertation “The Effects of Combat-Related Stress on Learning in an Academic Environment” has made a substantial impact in this field and the material has been used in other scholarly journals and applications.
Shea is married to Ada Shea, a former teacher at MacArthur Elementary School on Fort Leavenworth, and they have three grown children, one in the Marines. During his retirement ceremony he pointed out many friends he had made over the years, one who travelled from Washington, D.C. to attend his retirement.
The CGSC Foundation salutes Dr. Kevin Shea for his 42 years of service to the nation and wishes him and his family well as they begin the next part of their journey in retirement.