Maj. Shantel Glass is the deputy commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District in San Francisco, Calif. The district’s mission is to deliver safe and innovative navigation, flood risk, ecosystem restoration, and government facilities solutions and support for the nation.
Maj. Glass is a native of Aberdeen, Miss. He commissioned on Nov. 13, 2008, as a graduate of the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School. At the time he commissioned, he had earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Exercise Science and Kinesiology from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). He has also earned a master’s degree in military history. He is in his 17th year of service.
His service began in 2006 when he enlisted into the U.S. Army as a Human Resources Management Specialist. He was assigned to 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Carson. Colo. During his assignment he conducted three deployments to Balad, Iraq, and received a direct selection to attend OCS. After commissioning, Maj. Glass was assigned to 2/325 A.I.R, 2BCT, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Liberty, N.C. where he served as Company Executive Officer. He was later reassigned to the Brigade Special Troops Battalion and served as Engineer Platoon Leader, Battalion S2 OIC, HHC Executive Officer. During this assignment he deployed to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in support of the 2010 earthquake response (Operation Unified Response). Additionally, he deployed to Ramadi and Taji, Iraq, in the U.S. efforts to close the Iraq theater in 2011. He then attended the Engineer Captains Career Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Maj. Glass was then assigned to serve on the Eighth Army Engineer staff in Yongsan, Korea, where he served in the Facilities and Construction branch. He returned to the states following this assignment to serve as Company Commander in the Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3BCT, 4ID at Fort Carson, Colo. During this assignment his Brigade deployed to Europe and was stationed in Boleslawiec, Poland. He then moved on to serve as Assistant Professor of Military Science in the Southern Strike Battalion in Miami, Fla., and served as a Military History Adjunct Professor at University of Miami, Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University. His most recent assignment was at Fort Cavazos, Texas. There he deployed to Kuwait, Syria, and Iraq, serving as the III Corps Combined Joint Task Force Operations Officer. Following his return home, he was reassigned to the 3d Cavalry Regiment and served as the Regimental Engineer and later Squadron S3 Officer and Squadron Executive Officer in the Regimental Engineer Squadron.
Maj. Glass is a graduate of the Engineer Officer Basic Course, Engineer Captain’s Career Course, Command and General Staff Officers Course, Joint Engineer Operations Course, Airborne School, Common Faculty Development-Instructor Course, and the Military History Instructor Course.
His awards and decorations include the three Meritorious Service Medals, two Joint Service Achievement Medals, five Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Superior Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal, five Iraqi Campaign Medals, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Parachutist Badge.