Education and National Security
May 09, 2019
Col. Paul Krattinger
Education and National Security

Colonel Paul Krattiger, representing the US Army, is a National Security Affairs Fellow for the academic year 2018–19 at the Hoover Institution.

Paul graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1997 with a bachelor of science degree in economics. He was commissioned as an armor officer and served assignments throughout the continental United States and Germany and operational assignments in Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and South Korea. Paul commanded the 1st Battalion, 5th US Cavalry in the 1st Cavalry Division from 2014-2016.  Prior to his fellowship at Hoover, he served as the Armor Branch Chief in the US Army Human Resources Command, managing almost four thousand armor officers in the active army.

He earned a master of engineering management from Northwestern University and then served as an instructor and later assistant professor in the Department of Systems Engineering at the US Military Academy.

His research at the Hoover Institution will focus on the role of the US Education System and its impact on National Security.

Upon completion of his fellowship, Paul will assume command of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1stInfantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas.