Captain Philip F. Shullo

Commanding Officer
22 Sep 1992 — 28 Apr 1994


Capt. Philip Schullo, USN, was commissioned in May, 1968, through the NROTC program at the Pennsylvania State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. He also holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Salve Regina College, and a Master’s in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.

Captain Shullo is married to the former Deborah Walker of Santa Maria, CA. The Shullo’s reside in Virginia Beach, VA with their children John and Samantha.

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Captain Shullo began his active duty as CIC Officer and Gunnery Assistant aboard USS BUCK (DD 761), homeported in San Diego, CA. Following his initial sea tour, he served as a Naval Gunfire/Artillery Spotter and Forward Air Controller in RVN while assigned to the First Air and Naval Gunfire Liaison company (ANGLICO), FMF PAC.

Upon his return from Vietnam, Lt. Shullo served as CIC Officer on board USS WAINWRIGHT (DLG 28), from there he went, via U.S. Naval Destroyer School, to become weapons Officer aboard USS JOSEPH STRAUSS (DDSG 16). From The STRAUSS, Lt. Shullo was assigned as Atlantic/Commander Maritime Command at Halifax, Nova Scotia.

At the completion of his joint tour with the Canadians, LCDR Shullo served as CIC/AAW and TAC D&E Officer on the staff of Commander Cruiser Destroyer Group Twelve, homeported at Mayport, FL. From his battle group staff tour, LCDR Shullo went to command USS EXULTANT (MSO 441), followed by an Executive Officer tour on USS WAINWRIGHT (CG 28), and a Commanding Officer tour on USS TATTNALL (DDG 19). That tour was followed by attendance at the Naval War College and assignment as Chief Operations Divisions, J3, Headquarters, USEUCOM, in Stuttgart, Germany. Captain Shullo assumed command of USS SHENANDOAH (AD 44) in September 1992.

Captain Shullo’s personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star with V device, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal wit Gold Stars in Lieu Second and Third awards, and the Air Medal with Numeral 2.

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