Mr. Shawn Dahl is a U.S. Air Force (USAF) retiree (22 years) where he spent most of his career in the field of meteorology and space weather. He retired from active duty in 2007 and was hired as a lead weather forecaster at Scott AFB, IL, responsible for worldwide aviation hazards and meteorological forecasts for USAF missions around the globe. He moved to Hawaii to work for the National Weather Service (NWS) 2012-2015; where he handled the upper air program, managed Kauai island’s cooperative weather observer network, and conducted education & outreach programs/initiatives. Finally, he was hired as a physical scientist by the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) in 2015 as a space weather forecaster. He is now a senior space weather forecaster, education/outreach lead, and handles Impact-based Decision Support Services (IDSS) issues and relations on behalf of SWPC.