Lieutenant Colonel Paul Gillikin is a native of Beaufort, North Carolina, and is currently assigned as a Product Team Leader with Program Manager, Infantry Weapon Systems at Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, Virginia.
Paul was commissioned in 1999 through the NROTC program at North Carolina State University. His previous assignments include 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, Plans, Policies, and Operations, MARSOC Headquarters, and 2nd and 3nd Marine Raider Battalions. His operational deployments include US Southern, Pacific, and Central Combatant Commands for theater security and combat operations. Paul obtained a Master of Science in Management degree from the Naval Postgraduate School, is certified as a DOD Level III Program Manager, and is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps.
Paul is actively involved in coaching youth sports and resides in Northern Virginia.