Chief Warrant Officer Five (CW5) Mark Shumway, began his military career by enlisting in the active Army in November of 1991. He attended Basic Combat Training, then Warrant Officer Candidate School followed by Flight School.
His first assignment was to the 18th Airborne Corps, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina as a UH-1 (HUEY) and UH-60 (Blackhawk) Pilot. He was then assigned to, 2nd Battalion (Assault),1st Aviation Brigade, in Katterbach, Germany, where he served as an operations officer and instructor pilot. During this tour, he deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina in support of IFOR/SFOR (1995-1996) and Kosovo in support of KFOR (1999-2000).
Shumway was then assigned to 2nd Battalion (Assault), 10th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), Ft. Drum, NY where he served as a company standardization officer. During this tour, he deployed with to Kuwait for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) in 2003.
In 2004, he joined the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, full-time (AGR), serving at the Eastern Army Aviation Training Site, Ft. Indiantown Gap. He functioned as an instructor for the: UH-60 aviator qualification, instrument flight examiner preparation, and pre-deployment aviator training courses.
In 2005, Shumway transferred to the New York Army National Guard, full-time military technician, as a flight instructor. He held several positions within 3rd Battalion (Assault), 142nd Aviation Regiment in Latham and Ronkonkoma, NY. His assignments there included: company safety officer, company standardization officer, and battalion standardization officer. During this time he deployed to Iraq for OIF from 2008 to 2009.
In 2013, he was assigned to HHC 42nd CAB as the Aviation Master Gunner and subsequently promoted to CW5. He was deployed to Kuwait (2013-2014) for Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) where he functioned as the Airfield Manager for Udairi Army Airfield. In 2015 he was selected as the first Command Chief Warrant Officer for the 42nd CAB. In 2021 he became the CAB standardization officer.
He is a 1990 graduate of Virginia Tech (AS) and a 2017 graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, where he earned a BS in Professional Aeronautics. He is a Graduate of the Army’s: Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course, Warrant Officer Staff Course, Aviation Warrant Officer Basic and Advanced Courses. His flight courses include: Initial Entry Rotary Wing (UH-1), UH-60A/L/M & UH-72 qualifications, UH-60 & UH-72 Instructor Pilot, Instrument Examiner, Electronic Warfare Officer, Aviation Safety Officer, and Aviation Master Gunner.
Shumway’s awards include the: Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device and Bronze Hourglass Device, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, and NATO Medal. He holds: the Master Army Aviator Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and several state awards.
Shumway and his wife Suzanne reside in Greenwich, NY; they have five children: Ryan (Ashley), Melissa (Reed), James, Lynsey, and Leah (Sean). Lynsey and Leah both serve in the NYARNG. Additionally, they have a growing group of grandchildren.
Current as of Dec 19, 2022