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COL Johnny Paul, SP, DMSc, APA-C

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Colonel (COL) Johnny W. Paul currently serves as the Director for the Army Medical Center of Excellence Fielded Force Integration Directorate, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas.

COL Paul enlisted in 1989 and served as a combat medic. He was commissioned in 1999 after graduating from the Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP) Class 3-97 and completed a postgraduate residency at Indiana University in 2000. In 2018 he completed the Army training with industry fellowship at the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and a Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) from the University of Lynchburg in 2019. COL Paul is a graduate of the Defense Health Agency Capstone Course, the Medical Strategic Leadership Program, Joint Senior Medical Leader Course, Defense Strategy Course, and the Army Command and Staff College where he was an exchange student with the Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr in Hamburg, Germany.

COL Paul’s experience includes multiple deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Kosovo, and the Baltic States.

His previous assignments include Associate Dean, Medical Education and Training Campus, Chief of the 68W Combat Medic Specialist Training Program, 7th Army and U.S. Army Europe, and U.S. Special Operations Command. COL Paul is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3), holds the Surgeon General’s “9A” proficiency designator. He was the recipient for the 2019 Surgeon General’s PA Recognition Award.

His individual awards include the Legion of Merit, Soldiers Medal, Bronze Star Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Medal, the Finnish Medal of Merit in Bronze, and the German Cross of Honor (Ehrenkreuz der Bundeswehr Silber).

Acknowledgments: This biography was written by LTC Amelia Duran-Stanton, MAJ Patrick Walsh, and  COL Johnny Paul and was submitted to the Society in September 2017 and updated in 2023. Photographs are courtesy of COL Paul.

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Disclaimer: The authors’ views do not reflect the official policy of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.