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Mr. Thomas Schoenbeck
Executive Director, Naval Special Warfare Command
Mr. Thomas Schoenbeck
Mr. Thomas Schoenbeck is the Executive Director, Naval Special Warfare Command, located in Coronado, CA. He is responsible for the oversight of Manpower, Requirements, Acquisition, Budget Execution, Logistics, C4I and Innovation. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Schoenbeck was deployed to Afghanistan in support of US Forces Afghanistan, where he served as Advisor to the National Security Advisor, Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. He concurrently served as Director of the Executive Advisor Group directing advisors working with Afghan partners in the Office of National Security Council.

Mr. Schoenbeck joined Government Civilian Service in 2005 following a 30 year career as an Army Infantry officer.


Career Chronology:

  • Mar 2016 – Mar 2018: Deputy Advisor to the Afghan National Security Advisor, Kabul, Afghanistan, USFOR-A.
  • Jun 2013 – Mar 2016: Central Region Director, Installation Management Command, Fort Sam Houston, TX.
  • Apr 2011 – May 2013: Vice Director of the Army Staff, Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 2009 – Mar 2011: Executive Director, DCG A&T, U.S. Forces Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Apr 2008 - Nov 2009: Director Enterprise Support, United States Southern Command, Miami, FL.
  • Aug 2003 – Apr 2008: Deputy Chief of Staff, United States Southern Command, Miami, FL.
  • May 2002 – Jul 2003: Chief of Staff, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY and Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  • Aug 2000 – May 2002: Brigade Commander, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY.
  • June 1998 – Jul 2000: Readiness Division Chief, J1, United States Central Command, MacDill, Air Force Base, FL.

Significant Training:

  • Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS, 1990
  • Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, 1998
  • National Securities Studies Program, George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs, 2008
  • Army Senior Leader Communication Workshop, 2008
  • Leadership at the Peak, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, CO, 2009
  • Senior Executives in National and International Security, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2011
  • Senior Executive Intermediate Course, Mendoza School of Business, Notre Dame University, 2012
  • Army Strategic Leader Development Program – Advanced, Dallas, TX, 2013
  • VANGUARD, DoD Senior Executive Development Program, Washington, D.C., 2017

Awards and Honors:

  • Defense Superior Service Medal (2 awards)
  • Army Legion of Merit
  • Bronze Star
  • Meritorious Service Medal (8 Awards)
  • Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award