Colonel Shaw S. Pick

COL Shaw S. Pick is a native of Kirkland, Washington, and a 1993 graduate of the University of Washington. He was commissioned as a Signal Corps Officer in 1997 and began his career as a Paratrooper at FT Bragg, NC. He served as a Platoon Leader in the 1st BN/321st ABN Field Artillery Regiment, Executive Officer in D/51st Signal Battalion (ABN), and the 35th Signal Brigade (ABN). From 2002-2004, he commanded A/29th Signal Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. His post-command assignment was with 10th Special Forces Group (ABN) where he served in multiple positions to include Group S6 and Joint SOF Task Force J6. COL Pick served as a Strategic Planner for NATO Training Mission Afghanistan from 2011-2012.  Subsequent assignments in Army Special Operations included G6, Army Special Operations Aviation Command, Commander’s Initiatives Group, HQ USASOC, and Commander, 112th Signal Battalion (SO)(A).  COL Pick’s most recent assignment was as the CIO/G6, U.S. Army Special Operations Command.  His deployments include 4 tours in Iraq and 1 tour in Afghanistan.

COL Pick’s military education includes Signal Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Army Command and Staff College, the Army School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), and the US Army War College.

COL Pick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, and two Master’s of Military Arts and Sciences Degrees from the School of Advanced Military Studies and the Army War College.

COL Pick’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), the Iraq Campaign Medal (4 campaign stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 campaign stars), the Combat Action Badge, and the Master Parachutist Badge.

COL Pick is married to the former Stacy Felker of Enumclaw, WA. They have three children.