Senior Project Engineer - Shell Oil
US Army Reserves - Major, Engineer
Lisa Jaster is a 2000 graduate from the United States Military Academy (West Point, NY) with a BS in Civil Engineering. Upon commissioning she attended the Engineer Officer Basic Course at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.
Lisa was stationed at Fort Stewart, GA from January 2001 until February 2004. While at home station, she managed general construction projects which ranged from constructing roadways to firing ranges to sewage treatment facilities. In response to the 9/11 attacks, Lisa was hand-picked to lead a 30-man security force with a quick reaction timeline in defense of all of Fort Stewart, home of the 3rd Infantry Division. Lisa was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom during 2002 to Kandahar, Afghanistan. As a platoon leader, she was directly responsible for runway repair, road construction, mine clearing, and aircraft/heavy equipment recovery.
During 2003, Lisa deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in parts of Kuwait and Iraq as a company executive officer. While there, she oversaw all construction projects within a 150 Soldier company which included building roads and a refueling point halfway between the Iraqi/Kuwait border and Bagdad, mine clearing operations, runway maintenance and improvements, constructing security checkpoints, towers, and perimeter berms, and building multiple 2000 Soldier life support areas. She attended the Army Engineer Officer Advanced Course at Fort Leonard Wood, MO and earned her MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 2004.
Lisa was then stationed in Seoul, South Korea in charge of reviewing engineering operations throughout the peninsula and coordinating between different military forces. After six months she was placed in charge of all ammunition distribution and maintenance for both US and Korean forces in the Western Corridor as a company commander. She later assumed responsibility over all ammunition distribution and maintenance for the northern portion of the peninsula.
After leaving the Active Army, Lisa was employed by SEPCo, a Shell subsidiary, in the Unconventional Resources Group working as a project engineer. Lisa then moved to offshore project management within Shell working safety and integrity based projects on assets located in the deep water portion of the Gulf of Mexico.
In 2012, Lisa moved from Shell Exploration and Production Deep Water to Onshore Gas as an Asset Project Delivery Engineer for the Eagle Ford Development in South Texas. Lisa missed the comradery of the military but loved the life she and her husband had created in Houston, so she joined to Army Reserves where she worked as an Individual Military Augmentee for the Corps of Engineer until November 2016. She then became the Battalion S3 for the 489th Engineer Battalion out of Little Rock, AR.
From September 2013 to May 2014, Lisa worked as the Contract Implementation Manager for the Global Shell. In May 2014, Mrs. Jaster transitioned from contract holder and implementation manager to working as a delivery engineer for the team providing a catalogue of standard equipment to onshore assets within Shell. She continues to work as both a project and engineering liaison for those assets. From April to October 2015, Lisa Jaster took a six month leave of absence from Shell and attended Army Ranger School. She is one of only three females to have ever graduated from the Army’s premier leadership course.
Lisa is married to a Marine and the mother of two children. Her military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, Outstanding Military Volunteer Medal, Operation Iraqi Freedom Service Medal, Operation Enduring Freedom Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Badge, Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge.