Brig. Gen. Paul T. Stanton has served as Deputy Commanding General (Operations), U.S. Army Cyber Command, since November 2020.
He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in 1995 and commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Infantry. He transitioned to the Cyber branch in 2015.
During his career Stanton has served in a number of command, staff and joint positions, including service as Platoon Leader and later battalion Personnel Officer, 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Airborne Combat Team in Vicenza, Italy; Platoon Leader and later Executive Officer and Operations Officer, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry in Schweinfurt, Germany; Assistant Operations Officer, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry at Fort Campbell, Ky.; Commander, B Company, 1-502nd Infantry, Fort Campbell, Ky. and OPERATION IRAQI FREEOM in Iraq; Instructor (Computer Science), U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.; Senior Technical Advisor, U.S. Army Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Md.; National Security Agency fellow, Fort Meade, Md.; Director, Capabilities Development Group, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Md.; Commander, Army Cyber Protection Brigade, Fort Gordon, Ga.; and Director, J-34 and later Deputy Director of Operations (J-3) U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Md.
Stanton has completed two operational assignments: as Instructor, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan in OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, and as Commander, Company B, 1-502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne Division in OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.
He has earned three degrees in Computer Science: a bachelor's degree from the U.S. Military Academy; a master's degree from the University of Illinois; and a doctorate (PhD) from Johns Hopkins University.
His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses; the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; and a Senior Service College Fellowship.
Stanton's awards, decorations and badges include the Legion of Merit; the Bronze Star Medal; the Defense Meritorious Service Medal; the Meritorious Service Medal (with one oak leaf cluster); the Army Commendation Medal (with four oak leaf clusters); the Army Achievement Medal (with three oak leaf clusters); the Combat Infantryman Badge; the Expert Infantryman Badge; the Parachutist Badge; the Air Assault Badge; and the Ranger Tab.
Last Updated: January 7, 2021