Major Rob Shaw
Downing Scholar (Class of 2012)
MAJ Rob Shaw graduated from the United States Military Academy in May, 1999 and was commissioned into the Infantry. As an Infantry Officer, MAJ Shaw served in a variety of assignments from Platoon Leader to Company Commander deploying seven times for a total of more than three years in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (with two oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Service Medal, Purple Heart, Master Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, and the Combat Infantryman Badge. MAJ Shaw attends the Masters in Public Policy program at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is married to the former Sharon Abizaid and has two children.