Lt. Cmdr. Paul Green, a native of St. Louis and a graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish education before receiving his commission into the United States Coast Guard as an Ensign in July 2003. Green returned to school at the University of New Orleans where he received a Master’s degree in Educational Administration. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Politics and Social Policy from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Green currently serves as the Reserve Component Force Planning Work Group coordinating, facilitating with Senior Staff review and validation of Reserve Component missions requirements and capabilities. He advised, recommended reprogramming and distribution of resources for Reserve billets on Personal Allowance List (PAL) ensuring force lay-down, readiness and performance. He ensured Coast Guard capabilities met Department of Defense requirements with in Defense Readiness, Boat Forces, Port, Waterways, Coastal Security, port security, law enforcement, mission support to sustain CONUS and OCONUS security assets and U.S. Infrastructure.
Green’s previous operational assignments include Assistant Office-in-Charge and Anti-Terrorism Officer Communications Department Chief and the Seaward Security Watch Officer for the Coastal Riverine Squadron 11 at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif. He leads the deployable Maritime Operations Center, Tactical Operations Communications and three Expeditionary Boat Companies and Embarked Security Teams. Under his command the unit conducts harbor defense, port security, and anti-terrorism force protection in support of high value escorts and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions.
Green’s previous operational assignments include Joint Operations Planning Officer and Maritime Law Enforcement Officer at the Joint Forces Planning and Interagency Coordination Group Directorate of NORAD-NORTHCOM located at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs from 2008 to 2013. He served as the maritime asymmetric and irregular threat planner and analyst for the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Caribbean ports and waterways.
Green served as Senior Reserve Officer for Maritime Safety and Security Team Los Angeles/Long Beach from 2003 to 2008. He served as the Reserve liaison and coordinated with unit commands including Pacific Area and the Maintenance and Logistics Command Pacific.
Green has been awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, Coast Guard Letter of Commendation, Coast Guard Unit Commendation and various unit and campaign awards.