Last Known Activity Chief Warrant Officer Four Shawn Adolphus was born in Michigan in 1965. As a young man, his family relocated to Sandersville, Georgia, where he joined the United States Army as a Quartermaster Soldier in November 1984. During his 28 years of service, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Multi-Disciplinary Studies and was a distinguished graduate of Liberty University.
Chief Warrant Officer Four Adolphus served in a wide range of leadership positions as an enlisted Soldier and noncommissioned officer to include: Squad Leader; Unit Supply Sergeant; and Brigade S-4 Noncommissioned Officer in Charge. In 1998 he transitioned to the Warrant Officer Corps as a 920A Property Accountability Technician.
As a young Warrant Officer, Chief Warrant Officer Four Adolphus' first assignment was the Assistant Division Property Book Officer, 2d Infantry Division Material Management Center, Camp Casey, Korea. He later served in the heralded 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and 1st Infantry Division. Chief Warrant Officer Four Adolphus was a trendsetter amongst the Warrant Officer Community, which enabled him to serve in a myriad of distinct duty assignments where his technical knowledge directly enhanced sustainment to Warfighters worldwide. His motivational impact and positive influence on those who served with him was unparalleled.
Chief Warrant Officer Four Adolphus' served in multiple combat tours during his illustrious career in support of Operation Allied Force; Operation Desert Shield; Operation Desert Storm; Operation Enduring Freedom; Operation Iraqi Freedom; and Operation New Dawn.
Chief Warrant Officer Four Shawn Adolphus' military awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit; Bronze Star Medal; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (7th Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Commendation Medal (2d Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Achievement Medal (6th Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Good Conduct Medal (4th Award); National Defense Service Medal (2d Award); Southwest Service Medal; Kosovo Campaign Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Korean Defense Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (2d Award); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (5th Award); North Atlantic Treaty Organization Kosovo Medal; Kuwait Liberation-Saudi Arabia Medal; Kuwait Liberation-Kuwait Medal; Air Assault Badge; Driver’s Badge; Joint Meritorious Unit Award; and Valorous Unit Award.
A Third Army, Shaw AFB, South Carolina, Army Officer died while on TDY on 19 January 2013 at approximately 1600 local from injuries sustained in a single vehicle crash near Sandersville, Georgia.The 47-year-old CW4 was driving his vehicle when he lost control in a curve; the vehicle exited the roadway and struck a tree.Seatbelt use has not been reported but initial reports indicate the Officer was ejected from his vehicle.He was pronounced deceased at the scene.