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William J. Shondel, American academic administrator. Decorated Legion of Merit.


Shondel, William J. was born on October 18, 1943 in Barberton, Ohio, United States. Son of John Robert Shondel and Helen Amelia Bidinger.


Bachelor in History, Ohio State University, 1965. Master of Arts in History, Ohio State University, 1966. Master of Business Administration, Marshall University, 1983.

Postgraduate, Squadron Officers School, 1968. Postgraduate, Air Command and Staff College, 1975. Postgraduate, Air War College, 1985.


Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Air Force, 1965, advanced through grades to brigadier general, 1996. Individual equipment officer 862d Supply Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, 1967—1970. Supply officer 907th Supply Squadron, Rickenbacker Air Force Base, Ohio, 1971—1972.

Supply operations officer 130th Supply Squadron, 130th Tactical Airlift Group, Charleston, West Virginia, 1972—1973, Commander, 1973—1978, transportation staff officer, 1978—1982, Commander, 1982—1987, 130th Aerial Port Squadron, 130th Tactical Airlift Group, Charleston, 1982—1987, 130th Resource Management Squadron, 130th Tactical Airlift Group, Charleston, 1987. Director logistics West Virginia Air National Guard, 1987—1994, assistant adjunct general for air, 1994—1996, chief of staff, 1996—1999. Director purchasing Marshall University, Huntington.


Member of National Association Educational Buyers, West Virginia Association Higher Education Purchasing Officers, National Guard Association West Virginia, National Guard Association United States, Air Force Association, Ohio State University Alumni Association (past president local chapter), John Marshall Society, Marshall University Alumni Association, President' Club Ohio State University, Lions (past president, former secretary, former treasurer).


  • Other Interests

    Farming, photography.


Married Mary Frances Shondel.

John Robert Shondel

Helen Amelia Bidinger

Mary Frances Shondel.