Captain Paul M. Meyers enlisted in the United States Army in 1997 as a Medical Specialist. He served four years active duty and transferred to the Wisconsin National Guard. He was mobilized in 2003. He deployed to Iraq in 2006-07 as the Operations/ Movement Control Center NCOIC with Task Force 146th Multifunctional Medical Battalion. He was commissioned in 2008 as an Infantry Officer through the Wisconsin Military Academy Officer Candidate School accelerated program.
Upon completion of the Infantry Basic Officer Leadership Course, CPT Meyers deployed as a Light Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader to Iraq in 2009-10 with 1-124 Light Infantry Battalion Florida National Guard. He also served as a Light Infantry Executive Officer from 2010-2011.
Following Civil Affairs Selection and Qualification Course at Fort Bragg NC, CPT Meyers was assigned to Special Operations Command South and deployed as a Civil Affairs Team Chief in 2012-13 to the U.S. Embassy in Jamaica. He also served as a Civil Military Operations Center Chief with the 436th Civil Affairs Battalion in Orlando FL 2013-2014.
CPT Meyers is assigned as the Assistant Professor of Military Science at Marquette University Milwaukee WI. He was the 2015 3rd Brigade Officer Instructor of the Year
He is a graduate of the Basic Officer Leadership Course II, Infantry Basic Officer Leadership Courses, Captain’s Career Course, Civil Affairs Selection and Qualification and Advance Course, Joint Humanitarian Operations Course, Joint Special Operations Campaign Planning Course, Gryphon Group Advance Tactical and Defensive Driving Course, Combative Level I, Airborne Courses, Cadre and Faculty Development Course, Red Team Critical Thinking Course, and Cadet Command Instructor Training Course.
CPT Meyers holds a Master of Science in Project Management and Organizational Change Leadership from University of Wisconsin-Platteville, a Masters of Science in Higher Education from the University of Louisville and a Bachelor of Science in History from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. CPT Meyers is currently working on his Doctorate in Education in Curriculum and Instruction at University of West Florida.
His awards and decorations include, the Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (with 3 oak leaf clusters), the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with 4 oak leaf clusters), the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal (with 4 bronze stars), the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, the Michigan Outside the United States Serve Medal, the Florida Active Duty and Service Medals, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Korean Defensive Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with M device), the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Ribbon (with number 3). He has been awarded the Parachutist Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge and the Columbian Parachutist Badges.
CPT Meyers and his wife Jessica, have two children: Ian 8, and Zoe 9.