Commander Shawn McGurran is a native of Canton, OH. He earned his BA from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN in 1991. His education continued with an BS in Pharmacy from The University of Minnesota in 1997 and Doctor of Pharmacy in 1998.
CDR McGurran began his Navy career in 2004 as a Direct Commissioned Lieutenant with NR Fleet Hospital Great Lakes DET H out of NMCRC Minneapolis, MN.
In October of 2006, he was mobilized as part of Fleet Hospital Great Lakes Platform to Landstuhl, Germany in support of OEF/OIF. There he worked as an inpatient hospital pharmacist until November 2007.
He then returned to NOSC Minneapolis and drilled with the same unit as Training Officer until November 2011 when he became the OIC of DET O in Madison, WI.
Upon relocating to Arizona in 2012, CDR McGurran was attached to OHSU Camp Pendleton HQ as OIC of the Virtual Detachment from April 2013 through October 2013 and then Operations Officer from November 2013 through October 2014.
In 2014 OHSU Camp Pendleton became EMF Camp Pendleton where he was Operations Officer from December 2014 through November 2016.
He then joined 4th MD BN, H&S Co drilling at HTC, San Diego as the Logistics Officer from December 2016 through December 2017 when he transitioned to Battalion Operations Officer from December 2017 through November 2019.
He then transitioned to HCA/POMI/Deputy Fleet Surgeon with COMPACFLT HQ DET 101 from December 2019 to January 2022. He mobilized in April 2020 with EMF Camp Pendleton in support of COMPACFLT’s COVID-19 response for USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) in Guam.
His current position is Executive Officer, 4th MD BN, H&S Co. He also serves as the reserve Specialty Leader for Pharmacy.
He has supported various Medical Treatment Facilities including NH Bremerton, NH Lemoore, and NH Camp Lejeune. He was Department Head of pharmacy operations for Medretes in both Thailand and Dominican Republic as well as AOIC of IRT Alabama Black Belt in 2012.
He has served 18 years in the Navy Reserve. Awards include Navy Commendation Medal (4), Army Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement medal (2) and several other campaign and service medals.