Air Force Master Sgt. Shaun West

ASU adjunct professor serves with pride


Lisa Robbins

Of the 1,269 enlisted airmen in the 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, the college education statistics break down roughly like this: a lot, a few, a handful and one. 

A lot of enlisted airmen – 253 to be exact — have earned associate degrees, either through the Community College of the Air Force or other sources. A few – 86 — have bachelor’s degrees. A handful – 21— have master’s degrees. And one has a doctorate.

Air Force Master Sgt. Shaun West is the “one.” West, an adjunct professor with Arizona State University’s online graduate studies program, holds a doctorate degree in behavioral health that he received from ASU.

“I felt the challenge was necessary,” said West, a member of the 127th Security Forces Squadron.