Meet the NEMTI Officer In Charge
CAPT Patrick W. Paul, MSC, USN
Born and raised in Evansville, Indiana, CAPT Paul graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Physical Education in 1978, and taught high school for a period of time before enlisting in the U. S. Navy in February 1981. After completion of Recruit Training and Hospital Corpsman "A" School in San Diego, he completed Field Medical Service School at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
His enlisted assignments have included; Branch Medical Clinic, Marine Corps Logistics Base, Barstow, California, 1st Marine Air Wing, Futenma, Okinawa, Inspector-Instructor Staff, 5th Battalion, 14th Marines, Los Angeles, and the Naval Hospital, Guam. While in Guam he was selected and frocked to Chief Hospital Corpsman and commissioned to Ensign, Medical Service Corps.
He has subsequently been assigned to; 1st Medical Battalion, 1st FSSG, Camp Pendleton, where he served as Detachment Commander, Health Services, 11th MEU, participating in Operations Impressive Lift, Pakistani Transport/Provide Relief, Somalia and Eager Mace '92 in Kuwait. He was also Company Commander, Charlie Collecting and Clearing Company at First Medical Battalion. At the Naval Hospital, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba he was Head, Staff Education and Training Department and participated in Operation Sea Signal for Cuban and Haitian Refugees. He was the first Force Medical Planner assigned to Commander Naval Special Warfare Command, Coronado, Training Officer at Field Medical Service School, Camp Pendleton, Health Service Support Officer, 3d FSSG, Okinawa, Executive Officer, 3d Medical Battalion, 3d FSSG, Okinawa, and Medical Planner, I MEF, Camp Pendleton, California, where he deployed as Medical Plans Officer for I MEF/MNF-W in OIF II. He was then posted as the first Medical Plans Officer for U. S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command at Camp Lejeune. He served as the Commanding Officer of 3d Medical Battalion from 2008 to 2010. CAPT Paul was then posted as the Health Care Administration Officer and Senior Medical Planner for I MEF, deploying with RC (SW)/I MEF (FWD) at Camp Leatherneck, Helmand Province, Afghanistan for OEF-12.
In addition to the teaching degree from Purdue, CAPT Paul has completed a Master of Science Degree in Education from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from Chapman University. He has also attended numerous Service Schools to include the Joint Plans Operations and Medical Intelligence Course. He is qualified as a Fleet Marine Force Warfare Officer and holds Medical Service Corps subspecialties in Plans Operations and Medical Intelligence and in Education and Training Management. CAPT Paul has taught both management and education courses at the university level and is a certified EMT Instructor and Master Emergency Vehicle Operator Instructor.
His personal decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with four gold stars, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with three gold stars and numerous campaign and service medals.