LTC Shelden, a native of Greenville, Michigan, received his commission as an Ordnance Officer from the University of Michigan ROTC program in 1999. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He has served in a variety of command and staff positions in support of Light Airborne, Mechanized, and Aviation forces. His operational deployments include Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) 2004-2005 as a Brigade Maintenance Officer and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) 2007-2008 as a Company Commander.
His assignment summary includes Platoon Leader, 62nd Engineer Battalion (Combat Heavy) 13th Corps Support Command, Fort Hood, TX; Platoon Leader, 263rd Maintenance Company, 544th Maintenance Battalion, 64th Corps Support Group (CSG), Fort Hood, TX; Shop Officer, 594th Maintenance Company, 64th CSG, Fort Hood TX; Assistant Brigade S4, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Hovey, Korea; Brigade Maintenance Officer, 35th Signal Brigade (Airborne), 18th Airborne Corps; Company Commander, Forward Support Company, 2nd Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade (Airborne), 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Maintenance Branch Chief, 501st Sustainment Brigade, 19th ESC, Camp Carroll, Korea; Battalion Executive Officer and Support Operations Officer, 194th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 19th ESC, Camp Humphreys, Korea; Current Operations Logistics Officer, Chief of Materiel Readiness, Chief of Exercises, G4, United States Army Pacific, and Chief, Joint Logistics Operations Center, US Pacific Command.
LTC Shelden's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (OLC), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, and the NATO Medal. He holds the Parachutist Badge.