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General Sheehan, a native of Somerville, Mass., holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Boston College. After graduation, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He holds a Master of Science in government from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

He has served in various command positions ranging from company commander to brigade commander in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters of operations. General Sheehan's combat tours include duty in Vietnam and Desert Shield/Desert Storm. 
His last assignment was as Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic, and Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Command. 

Sheehan joined Bechtel International Corp. (a private family-owned engineering and construction company) as a senior vice president. His assignments include work in central Asia, Russia, China, and the Middle East in the oil and gas sector.

Positions Held at MOAA:

  • Chairman of the Board