Shane Gillies is a United States Air Force weather officer on active duty. He is a suburban Chicago native with a B.S. in meteorology from Valparaiso University and an M.S. in meteorology from the Naval Postgraduate School. Shane has experience forecasting for Air Force and Army bases in the southeastern United States, as a staff weather officer with the Army's 2nd Infantry Division in Korea, and analyzing climate impacts on Department of Defense operations and planning as a member of the 14th Weather Squadron in Asheville, North Carolina.