Bettendorf native will command Navy support center on Arsenal


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Originally Posted Online: Oct. 25, 2013, 8:40 pm
Last Updated: Oct. 25, 2013, 9:43 pm
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Lt. Cmdr. Shane Snakenberg became new commanding officer of the Navy Operational Support Center at the Arsenal on Oct. 15.

He replaces Lt. Cmdr. Gregory Cissell, who was interim commanding officer since April of this year, and returned to his previous assignment as training officer for Reserve Component Command Midwest in Great Lakes, Ill.

Lt. Cmdr. Snakenberg previously was at Naval Air Station Whiting in Milton, Fla., as part of Training Squadron Two where he was the squadron's reserve department head, student control officer and operations officer, according to a news release.

He is a 1997 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School in Bettendorf, and 2001 alumnus of the University of Dubuque, where he earned a bachelor's degree in aviation management.

He is the son of Greg and Patti Snakenberg, of Davenport. He and wife, Katie, have three children.

After graduating from Dubuque University, he went to NAS Pensacola in Pensacola, Fla., to Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as an ensign in September 2001, according to the release.

Lt. Cmdr. Snakenberg has been stationed at several commands, including NAS Corpus Christi, Texas; NAS Kingsville, Texas; NAS North Island, San Diego, Calif; NAS Fallon, Nev., and Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, City, Okla.

His overseas assignments include deployments from September 2005 to March 2006 and again from March to September 2007 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, according to the release.

Lt. Cmdr. Snakenberg served on the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and U.S.S. Enterprise (CVN-65) during these deployments. He has flown the S-3B Strike Viking, E-6B Mercury and the T-6B Texan, amassing more than 3,000 flight hours.

His awards include the Air Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, two Navy Achievement Medals, two Meritorious Unit Commendations as well as other unit, campaign, and service awards.

NOSC Rock Island's mission is to provide professional Navy and Marine Corps reservists to the active forces when called. NOSC Rock Island also houses more than 200 Marines and a Coast Guard detachment.


















 



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