Major Benjamin A. Paul
Director of Finance


Maj. Benjamin Paul is the Director of Finance for Washington Wing. His role includes oversight of the financial records, policies, and analyses of the unit and wing financial records. He is responsible for implementing and adhering to mandatory financial controls to ensure integrity and compliance with Civil Air Patrol's national regulations as well as Federal law.

Maj. Paul was born in Washington, D.C. He began his career as a medical analyst within cardiac surgery. His data analytic roles have been geared at improving the quality of care and outcomes for the suite of cardiovascular procedures performed in major healthcare organizations. He has taken finance courses as an undergrad and, inspired by his father who works in finance, enjoys applying his data compulsiveness to the financial realm. He joined Civil Air Patrol in 2003 and spent 6 years in the Massachusetts wing with the Essex Composite Squadron as the aerospace education officer. Prior to joining the Washington Wing as Director of Finance, Maj. Paul served as the unit finance officer for the Seattle Composite Squadron.

Maj. Paul completed his private pilot's license in 2002, instrument rating in 2003, and his commercial license in 2004. From 2002 until 2004, he owned a 1972 Cessna Cardinal RG and accumulated over 700 hours during that time. He recently completed his commercial multi-engine rating in December, 2016. In September, 2016, he earned his commercial drone pilot's license. He currently is working on his Form-5 checkout of the Cessna turbo 206 within WAWG and plans to train for his Form-91 mission pilot qualifications soon thereafter.

EDUCATION

    Master's Degree -- Healthcare Informatics

    University of Cincinnati

    Expected Graduation 2018


    Bachelor's Degree - Biochemistry

    University of Massachusetts -- Amherst
    2001

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND QUALIFICATIONS
    2003-07 – Level 1 – CAP Orientation and CPPT
    2003-07 – CAP Pilot
    2003-07 – Cadet /AFROTC Orientation Pilot
    2003-08 – Yeager Award
    2004-01 – Technician Rating, Aerospace Education
    2004-08 – General Emergency Services
    2004-09 – Transport Mission Pilot
    2004-09 – General Emergency Services Exam
    2004-09 – ECI-13 CAP Officer Basic Course
    2004-11 – Squadron Leadership School
    2004-11 – Level 2, Certificate of Proficiency (now the Benjamin O. Davis Award)
    2005-10 – Corporate Learning Course
    2006-01 – Mission Radio Operator
    2006-03 – Mission Scanner
    2006-11 -- Mission Observer
    2008-04 -- IS-100
    2008-04 -- IS-200
    2013-01 -- ICUT
    2013-11 – Senior Rating, Aerospace Education
    2014-02 – Level 3, Grover Loening Award
    2015-04 – Technician Rating, Finance
    2016-04 -- IS-700
    2016-04 -- IS-800
    2016-05 – Region Staff College
    2016-07 – Senior Rating, Finance
    2017-07 -- Unit Commander's Course

ASSIGNMENTS

    1.       February, 2005 – February, 2009: Aerospace Education Officer, Essex Composite Squadron, North Andover, Massachusetts
    2.       February, 2005 – February, 2009: Web Security Officer, Essex Composite Squadron, North Andover, Massachusetts
    3.    March, 2005 -- February, 2009: Flight Release Officer, Essex Composite Squadron, North Andover, Massachusetts
    4.       June, 2013 – Present: Assistant Aerospace Education Officer, Seattle Composite Squadron, Seattle, Washington
    5.       July, 2014 – November, 2016: Finance Officer, Seattle Composite Squadron, Seattle, Washington
    6.       November, 2016 – December, 2016: Assistant Finance Officer, Seattle Composite Squadron, Seattle, Washington
    7.       September, 2016 – December, 2016: Assistant Director of Finance, Washington Wing
    8.    January, 2017 -- Present: Director of Finance, Washington Wing

MAJOR DECORATIONS AND AWARDS

    Commander’s Commendation, 19 Mar 2005, Bronze Clasp, 11 Mar 2006

    Encampment Ribbon, 2004 Bronze Clasp x7 2005-2011

    Red Service Ribbon, June 2005, Bronze Clasp June 2008, June 2013

    Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager Aerospace Education Achievement Award, August, 2003

    Membership Ribbon, June 2003

    Leadership Ribbon, August 2004

    Benjamin O. Davis Award, November 2004 (Awarded as Certificate of Proficiency)

    Find Ribbon, August, 2006

    Find Ribbon, Propeller Clasp, December, 2004

    Grover Loening Award, February 2014

    Unit Citation Awards, 2005, Bronze Clasp 2006, 2007, 2008

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

    Senior Member of the Year, Essex County Composite Squadron, MAWG, 2006


COMMUNITY SERVICE & ORGANIZATIONS

    2004 - present, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Associate Member 
    2015 - present, American Society of Clinical Pathology, Board Certified Phlebotomist 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

    Senior Member, June 24, 2003     Second Lieutenant, February 9, 2004     First Lieutenant, June 30, 2005     Captain, June 14, 2007
    Major, June 25, 2014


(Current as of 30-JUL-17)