Mr. Shelton is the principal advisor to the Deputy Naval Inspector General for Marine Corps Matters/Inspector General of the Marine Corps (IGMC) with full authority to act in all matters within the mission of the IGMC. He is the senior civilian authority for promoting Marine Corps combat readiness, institutional integrity, effectiveness, discipline, and credibility through impartial and independent inspections, assessments, inquiries, investigations, teaching, and training. Acting under the authority, direction, and control of Secretary of the Navy, the IGMC is responsible to investigate and report upon the efficiency of the Marine Corps and its preparation to support military operations by combatant commands. Mr. Shelton has extensive inspector general experience gained over the past 10 years and he is certified by the Association of Inspectors General.
Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Shelton began his career as an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps and retired after 30 years of faithful service.
His personal awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (4 Gold Stars), Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and numerous unit citations/medals.
He holds a Bachelor of Art Degree in Political Science from Rutgers University and a Masters Degree in National Security Strategy.