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Personnel Support Detachment 18


Personnel Support Detachment 18


MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan

Commanding Officer
Capt Shawn R. Cash

    Major Cash enlisted in the USMC Reserve in 1997 and upon completion of Recruit Training was assigned as a Personnel Administration Clerk with HQBN, 4th Marine Division in New Orleans, Louisiana.  He attended the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College starting in 1998 and transferred to the University of Southern Mississippi in 2000 where he completed a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration December of 2002.  Major Cash’s commission was acquired through the Platoon Leader’s Course Junior (1999) and Senior (2000) while attending college and he was promoted to Second Lieutenant on January 11, 2003.

      Upon completion of TBS in January, 2004 Second Lieutenant Cash reported to MATSG-22 in Pensacola, Florida for Aviation Pre-Indoctrination.  From 2004 to 2007, he trained in the T-34C Turbo Mentor and T-45A Goshawk, receiving a promotion to First Lieutenant during flight school in 2005.

      He was promoted to Captain in 2007 and was re-designated as a Logistic Officer, reporting to Combat Logistics Regiment-3 in Okinawa Japan.

      In January 2008, Captain Cash fulfilled an individual augment billet for I MEF (Fwd) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.   While deployed, Captain\ Cash to carry out the responsibilities of the Tactical Movement Control Center (TMCC) watch officer, S-4 Officer for Task Force Mech, and as an advisor with Border Training Team 5/6/2, mentoring and training the Iraqi Border Police on the Iraq/Syrian Border.

      Upon his return from Iraq in February 2009, Captain Cash returned to CLR-3 where he immediately deployed to Camp Fuji to lead a training cadre to conduct Block III training for Marines deploying for Afghanistan.  Upon completion of this training evolution, Captain Cash remained in Okinawa, checking into Combat Assault Battalion where he served as the S-4 Officer.

      Captain Cash departed Okinawa in July 2009 and reported to Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) Barstow, California.  During his tour at MCLB Barstow, Captain Cash served as the Commanding Officer for Headquarters Battalion, and the Assistant Base Operations Officer.

      Captain Cash reported to his current assignment as S-4 Officer and Personnel Support Detachment 18 Commanding Officer in May 2013 and received a promotion to Major in October 2013.


1st MAW Family Readiness Officer
Mrs. Tolondra Johnson