Shane Hershman

Bureau of Land Management

Lewistown, Montana
Government Administration
  1. Bureau of Land Management
  1. National Airlines,
  2. United States Air Force,
  3. Air Mobility Command
  1. US Army War College (2005)

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Versatile executive management professional offering 27 years of successful, extensive and diverse experience in leading programs, managing multi-million dollar budgets, and improving quality and processes. Ranked by Commander as the #1 Colonel in leadership, judgment, dedication, and integrity.

I have over 8,200 hours in fixed and rotary wing aircraft with an ATP and commercial helicopter license. I have worldwide experience operating in austere locations.

Management and Operations: Astute business acumen; accomplished at securing, administering $500M budget. Recognized as a results-oriented management professional with exceptional skills in solving complex problems using innovative approaches and ideas. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of operations, project development and planning; qualified to develop and implement policies, procedures and plans. Developed and implemented highly successful strategic plans (short and long term).

Cross-Cultural Diversity Management: Global perspective with a management philosophy that projects efficiency, attitude and leadership. Consistently and quickly adapt to changing environments, people and management styles. Recognized for mentoring, coaching, and earning the respect of superiors, peers, trainees, and subordinates from diverse backgrounds.

Leadership: Established an incredible record of trust at the highest levels of government. Successful leader of large and diverse groups of people during both peacetime and crisis. Foster team cohesion and set high standards for all without compromise or redefinition. My five basics of leadership are integrity, competence, selflessness, make a decision and the ability to adapt and handle pressure.

Awarded Mackay Trophy and Distinguished Flying Cross.


Adminstrative Officer

Bureau of Land Management
– Present (2 years 1 month)lewistown, mt

Responsible for the Civil Engineer, Equipment Operators, IT, GIS, Budget, Contracts, Cartographics, Supply and Finanaical support to the Central Montana District, Highline District, and the Lewistown, Havre, Malta, Glasgow and Great Falls Field Offices.

Qualified as Single Engine Air Tanker Manger, Ramp Manager supporting USFS and BLM fire operations Nationwide.

First Officer B747-400

National Airlines
(1 year 3 months)

Airline Transport Pilot Rating and B747-400 type rating.


United States Air Force
(28 years)

Deputy Inspector General

Air Mobility Command
(1 year 1 month)

-Responsible for the inspection of 133 units worldwide, to include: Unit Compliance, Operational Readiness, Nuclear Surety, and Nuclear Operational Readiness. Ensured units were in compliance with all Department of the Air Force Instructions and Regulations, and Federal and State laws.
-Acted on behalf of the Inspector General in their absence.

Chief Inspections Divison

General, Air Mobility Command
(1 year 1 month)

-Director of largest division in the Inspector General
-Serves as Team Chief for inspection team consisting of 150 individuals
-Responsible for the inspection of 133 units worldwide, to include: Unit Compliance, Operational Readiness, Nuclear Surety, and Nuclear Operational Readiness

Vice Commander

Airlift Wing
(2 years 1 month)

The second in command of McChord AFB. Four groups totaling over 5,000 military and civilian personnel.
-Supported the Global War on Terror with the 50 C-17s.
-Certified C-17 Instructor Pilot.
-Wing recognized with over 50 higher headquarter or Air Force level awards.
-Managed a budget with economic impact to the local community of more than $500 million dollars.
-Engaged with the local community promoting the Air Force and McChord AFB.
-Professional development of the Airman and civilians assigned to McChord AFB.

USAF Command Pilot with over 7,600 hours
Evaluator Pilot in C-17A, C-141B and UH1-H/F/N
FAA Airline Transport Pilot Land/ B-747-400 and L-300 Type rating. Helicopter Instrument/Commercial rating


  • Distinguished Flying...
  • McKay Trophy
  • Airline Transport Pilot
  • Commercial Pilot...
  • Helicopters
  • Air Force
  • Flights
  • Piloting
  • Aviation
  • Command
  • Military
  • Military Operations
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Government Contracting
  • Emergency Management
  • Operational Planning
  • Weapons
  • Interagency Coordination
  • Program Management
  • Aircraft
  • Military Training
  • DoD
  • Government
  • Security Clearance
  • Force Protection
  • Information Assurance
  • Top Secret
  • Training
  • Military Aviation
  • Organizational...
  • Flight Test
  • Special Operations
  • National Security
  • Flight Safety
  • CFI
  • Counterterrorism
  • Leadership
  • Army
  • Navy
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Defense
  • C4ISR
  • Security
  • Readiness
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Project Planning
  • NATO
  • Flight Planning
  • Homeland Security
  • Aerospace
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US Army War College (2005)

Master, Strategic Studies

Air Mobility, Air Force Institute of Technology

Master of Aviation Science

Embry-Riddle University

Master of Science, Aviation Science

Moravian College

Bachelor of Science, Biology


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