Lieutenant Colonel William C. Shanahan, founding principal of Woodhouse Shanahan, has returned from his tour of duty with the US Army in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in the Afghanistan Theater of operation. While deployed to Afghanistan, Lt Col Shanahan was assigned as the Executive Officer of the Counterinsurgency Training Center in Kabul. His duties also included Director of District Stability Framework, curriculum development, and liaison and project officer to ISAF and the various branches and agencies of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, as well as various international and local NGOs .  In February 2012, Lt Col Shanahan transferred to Special Operations Task Force – South to work for the Village Stability Coordination Center. While there, he served as a District Adviser to Mohammed Sedeq, the Afghan District Governor of Shah Joy District, Zabul Province.  

Lt Col Shanahan was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in a war zone. Additionally, he was awarded the NATO ISAF Medal for his service to the International Security Assistance Force and the Afghan Campaign Ribbon with bronze oak leaf cluster representing the equivalent of 2 tours.

Lt Col Shanahan has just returned to his home in Haddonfield, NJ and his wife Shannon and twins Caitlin and Liam.