Shon J. Manasco

Shon J. Manasco (born May 17, 1970) is an American businessman who currently serves as the Acting United States Under Secretary of the Air Force. In April 2020, it was announced that President Donald Trump planned to ask the Senate to confirm him for this position.[1]

Shon J. Manasco
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Acting United States Under Secretary of the Air Force
Assumed office
December 27, 2019
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byMatthew Donovan
United States Under Secretary of the Air Force (Manpower & Reserve Affairs)
In office
December 4, 2017 – December 27, 2019
PresidentDonald Trump
Succeeded byJohn A. Fedrigo
Personal details
Born (1970-05-17) May 17, 1970 (age 50)
Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.
Spouse(s)Noelle C. Manasco
EducationSouthern Methodist University
United States Military Academy

Prior to being called back into public service, Shon Manasco served as an executive vice president at the financial services firm USAA. During his tenure Manasco served in several roles ranging from Chief Human Resources Officer and the Chief Administrative Officer where his team was responsible for leading the association's business solutions, information technology and innovation labs, corporate services, enterprise cyber and physical security, procurement and USAA ventures. In 2014, he was called upon again to step in and lead the company's Member Experience organization (Sales and Service teams across all product lines) and address underperformance of the enterprise's flagship team.

Prior to being recruited to USAA, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer for Constellation Energy Group in Baltimore, Md., where he led corporate and shared services function, at the height of the financial crisis. While there, he was a part of a small team called upon to help navigate the company through a perilous time and successfully keep the company from bankruptcy.

When the opportunity arose to work in the energy industry, he had spent eleven years as a Senior Vice President at Bank of America holding leadership roles in investment and retail banking, asset management and securities. It was here that he became known for his skill at tackling the most difficult jobs and building teams that outperformed their counterparts in industry.

Manasco served as an officer in the U.S. Army, commanding at Fort Bragg, N.C., before becoming director of finance and accounting for the Office of Military Support, Washington, D.C. While in public service, he held numerous staff and leadership positions supporting worldwide operational activities for Joint Special Operations forces.[2][3]


  1. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate and Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts". The White House. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  2. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Additions to his Administration". The White House. September 28, 2017. Archived from the original on September 29, 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ Karas, Rachel (September 29, 2017). "White House names Air Force assistant secretary for manpower, reserve affairs". Inside Defense. Retrieved 14 December 2017.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Matthew Donovan
United States Under Secretary of the Air Force