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Tri-Service Optician School

Mr. Sheldon B. O'Guinn

Deputy Director of Training 


Mr. Sheldon B. O’Guinn is a native of Holdenville, Oklahoma.  He graduated from Thomas Nelson Community College in 2005 with an Associate in Applied Science Degree with a major in Opticianry, Patriot Bible University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Christian Education, and from Columbia Southern University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Care Administration.  He has a Certificate of Apprenticeship in Optician (Dispensing) from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Master Training Specialist Certification, and a National American Board of Opticianry Certification.
Mr. O’Guinn enlisted in the Navy in August 1988 and attended Recruit Training and Hospital Corps School in San Diego, CA.  His tours of duty while on Active Duty include Naval Hospital, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1989-1990; Naval Ophthalmic Support and Training Activity, Optician “C” School, May 1990 to December 1990.  While studying to be an Optician, Operation Desert Storm was declared and his class graduated early and he received orders to NOSTRA.  He deployed to Thailand as an Optician to participate in Operation Cobra Gold in May 1995.  In October 1995, he volunteered to take orders to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for Operation Sea Signal.  From 1997 to 2001, he served as the Leading Petty Officer of the Ophthalmology Department in Portsmouth, Virginia.  He played a key role in coordinating the transition into the new Naval Medical Center and in planning the institution of the PRK Laser Center.  In 2001, he received orders to the Tri-Service Optician School for Instructor Duty.  He served as Director of Training from 2005 to 2007.  During this period, he volunteered to deploy to Nome, Alaska to participate as an Optician in an Arctic Care Humanitarian Mission.  He was handpicked by the Commanding Officer in 2007 to assume the duty as Command Chief of the Naval Ophthalmic Support and Training Activity.  In 2008, he returned to the Tri-Service Optician School and assumed the duty of Leading Chief Petty Officer.  He assumed the position again as Director of Training in 2009.  Mr. O’Guinn retired with 22 years of Active Duty Service in July 2010 as a Chief Hospital Corpsman.  In January 2011, Mr. O’Guinn was appointed as the Deputy Director of Training for the Tri-Service Optician School, Naval Ophthalmic Support and Training Activity.