COL Paul Shelton, US Army (Retired)
Vice Chairman, PPALM
COL Paul Shelton retired from the U.S. Army as a colonel on June 1, 2015 after serving more than 33 years. He has served in the Infantry and Ordnance Corps as a company grade officer in the Republic of Korea, Fort Benning, Georgia, Fort Hood, Texas and the University of Texas at Austin. As a field grade officer, he has served in a variety of assignments as a force management officer, J4 operations officer in combat, analyst, planner, battalion commander, Senior Service College Fellow, Deputy Chief of Staff and finally Military Deputy to the Director of Army Force Development, Headquarters, Department of the Army G8 at the pentagon in Washington D.C..
Paul holds a BA in Political Science from East Stroudsburg University and a Master's degree in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin's Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
He is a founding member of the PPALM board and is committed to enabling and increasing racial and ethnic diversity in American military, government and industry leadership.