Paul Hurley received his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. He received his first Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN and his second Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Air Force University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
Upon graduation from Texas A&M University, Mr. Hurley was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. He spent the next 32 years in various positions of increasing responsibility, culminating his service as a Major General. As a General Officer, Mr. Hurley served in numerous leadership roles around the world, and throughout the Asia Pacific region.
From 2008-2010, Mr. Hurley was the Chief Logistics Officer for the Multi-National Corps in Iraq. This organization consisted of over 120,000 personnel from over 30 nations. In this capacity, he developed and managed the strategic supply, maintenance, and distribution planning for all combat operations and he oversaw the day-to-day operations for all logistics across Iraq.
From 2011-2014, Mr. Hurley was the Chief Executive Officer of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Daegu, Korea, and the Chief Logistics Officer for United States Forces – Korea, Seoul, Korea. In these positions, Mr. Hurley was directly responsible for all aspects of supply chain and distribution operations that supported the 28,500 U.S. military personnel stationed in the Republic of Korea. Additionally, he was responsible for the strategic planning with over 30 international partner nations to improve distribution, supply, and medical support across the Northeast Asian region and the Korean Peninsula.
From 2015-2017, Mr. Hurley was the Chief Executive officer of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. In this position, Mr. Hurley managed the execution of all logistics operations supporting the US military operating across the entire Middle East and Central Asian states. He orchestrated supply chain, maintenance, distribution, human resources, and financial management in support of 22,000 military personnel and a diverse customer base of over 120,000 U.S. and international personnel in the region.
Since his retirement, Mr. Hurley oversees the strategic sourcing of aerospace composite materials for an Aerospace Company with a supply chain that extends around the world, to include sources of supply from across the Indo-Pacific region.