Joseph F. Shannon, Jr.

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Currently director of the Customer Advocate Office at NSWC Indian Head, Shannon has served 24 years in government and 17 years in the private sector.


  • Received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and attended the Naval War College off-campus graduate program.

Current Affiliations

  • College of Southern Maryland Trustee since 1997. Served as chair from 2003 to 2007 and as vice-chair from 2002 to 2003. Term expires July 2009. Not eligible for new term.

Past Affiliations

  • For five years he served as a member of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
  • A founding member of the Indian Head Defense Alliance, he has served as president of the Indian Head chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association for 13 years.
  • He was the Chief Operating Officer at Applied Ordnance Technology, a government contractor supporting the DOD technology base in engineering and science, information technology, environmental sciences, logistics and acquisition.
  • Served as vice president for marketing at Bolton & Associates, a civil engineering, land planning and surveying firm.


  • Awarded the Trustee Leadership Award for the Northeast region of the Association of Community College Trustees for his work as a CSM trustee. He was recognized at the annual congress, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2008 in New York City by the ACCT Board of Directors.