Commander Jeffrey R. Shipman is a native of Middletown, Missouri. He graduated with honors from Wellsville-Middletown R-1 High School, in 1985. He enlisted as a Machinist’s Mate in the Navy in 1984, and completed Naval Nuclear Power Training pipeline in 1986.
While enlisted, he advanced to the rank of Chief Petty Officer and served on the following submarines, USS Daniel Boone (SSBN 629), USS New York City (SSN 696), and USS Groton (SSN 694). He also completed an instructor tour at NFAS, Orlando, Florida, and tour at NPTU Charleston on the MTS-635 for a year prior to commissioning.
Shipman was commissioned as a Nuclear Limited Duty Officer in 1999. His service as a commissioned officer includes sea tours aboard:
USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as the CRA; USS Frank Cable (AS 40) as the R-9 Division Officer; PCU North Carolina (SSN 777) as the MPA/CRA; USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) as the SMM; USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) as the PMA; USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as the RMA; and the USS Theodor Roosevelt (CVN 71) where he served as the Chief Engineer before reporting to his current assignment with the Naval Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Pacific Northwest (NAVIMFAC PACNORWEST), where he serves as the Executive Officer.
Shipman is authorized to wear the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal; and various individual unit and service awards. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Thomas Edison State College.
He currently resides in Silverdale, Washington, with his wife. They have three adult children; two who are serving in the U.S. Navy, and one who is married to a U.S. Navy Sailor.