Adolphus, Shawn, CW4

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 4
Last Service Branch
Quartermaster Corps
Last Primary MOS
920A-Property Accounting Technician
Last MOS Group
Quartermaster Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
2012-2013, 920A, HQ, US Army Forces Central Command (Third Army)
Service Years
1984 - 2013
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Quartermaster Corps

Chief Warrant Officer 4



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1965
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Tennille
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Jan 19, 2013
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

1st Armored Division USA Central


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 Military Association Memberships
US Army Warrant Officers Association
  1998, US Army Warrant Officers Association - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
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.
   
Other Comments:

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.


   
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Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Start Year
2003
End Year
2010

Description
The Iraq War was an armed conflict in Iraq that consisted of two phases. The first was an invasion of Iraq starting on March 20, 2003 by an invasion force led by the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Poland which resulted in the end of Ba'athist Iraq and the establishment of a democratic constitution. It was followed by a longer phase of fighting, in which an insurgency emerged opposing the occupying forces and the newly elected Federal government of Iraq. Roughly 96.5 percent of the casualties suffered by coalition forces were suffered during the second phase, rather than the initial invasion. The U.S. completed its withdrawal of military personnel in December 2011, during the ninth year of the war. However, the insurgency is ongoing and continues to cause thousands of fatalities.

Prior to the war, the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom claimed that Iraq's alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) posed a threat to their security and that of their allies. In 2002, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 1441 which called for Iraq to completely cooperate with UN weapon inspectors to verify that Iraq was not in possession of WMD and cruise missiles. Prior to the attack, the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) found no evidence of WMD, but could not yet verify the accuracy of Iraq's declarations regarding what weapons it possessed, as their work was still unfinished. The leader of the inspectors, Hans Blix, estimated the time remaining for disarmament being verified through inspections to be "months".

After investigation following the invasion, the U.S. led Iraq Survey Group concluded that Iraq had ended its nuclear, chemical and biological programs in 1991 and had no active programs at the time of the invasion, but that they intended to resume production if the Iraq sanctions were lifted. Although no active chemical weapons program was found, at least 17 U.S. troops, with 600 other U.S. troops reporting symptoms of exposure, and 7 Iraqi police officers were burned or wounded while in close proximity with the remains of degraded chemical artillery rounds left over from Iraq's pre-1991 chemical weapons program. Paul R. Pillar, the CIA official who coordinated U.S. intelligence on the Middle East from 2000 to 2005, said "If prewar intelligence assessments had said the same things as the Duelfer report, the administration would have had to change a few lines in its rhetoric and maybe would have lost a few member's votes in Congress, but otherwise the sales campaign—which was much more about Saddam's intentions and what he "could" do than about extant weapons systems—would have been unchanged. The administration still would have gotten its war. Even Dick Cheney later cited the actual Duelfer report as support for the administration's pro-war case."

However, George J. Tenet, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, stated Vice President Cheney and other George W. Bush administration officials pushed the country to war in Iraq without ever conducting a "serious debate" about whether Saddam Hussein posed an imminent threat to the United States.

Some U.S. officials also accused Iraqi President Saddam Hussein of harboring and supporting al-Qaeda, but no evidence of a meaningful connection was ever found. Other stated reasons for the invasion included Iraq's financial support for the families of Palestinian suicide bombers. Iraqi government human rights abuses, and an effort to spread democracy to the country.

On 16 March 2003, the U.S. government advised the U.N. inspectors to leave their unfinished work and exit from Iraq. On 20 March the US-led coalition conducted a surprise military invasion of Iraq without declaring war. The invasion led to an occupation and the eventual capture of Saddam, who was later tried in an Iraqi court of law and executed by the new Iraqi government. Violence against coalition forces and among various sectarian groups soon led to the Iraqi insurgency, strife between many Sunni and Shia Iraqi groups, and the emergence of a new faction of Al-Qaeda in Iraq.

In June 2008, US Department of Defense officials claimed security and economic indicators began to show signs of improvement in what they hailed as significant and fragile gains. Iraq was fifth on the 2008 Failed States Index, and sixth on the 2009 list. As public opinion favoring troop withdrawals increased and as Iraqi forces began to take responsibility for security, member nations of the Coalition withdrew their forces. In late 2008, the American and Iraqi governments approved a Status of Forces Agreement effective through 1 January 2012. The Iraqi Parliament also ratified a Strategic Framework Agreement with the United States, aimed at ensuring cooperation in constitutional rights, threat deterrence, education, energy development, and other areas.

In late February 2009, newly elected U.S. President Barack Obama announced an 18-month withdrawal window for combat forces, with approximately 50,000 troops remaining in the country "to advise and train Iraqi security forces and to provide intelligence and surveillance". UK forces ended combat operations on 30 April 2009. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki said he supported the accelerated pullout of U.S. forces. In a speech at the Oval Office on 31 August 2010 Obama declared "the American combat mission in Iraq has ended. Operation Iraqi Freedom is over, and the Iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country."
   
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2003
To Year
2010
 
Last Updated:
Jan 25, 2013
   
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