1st Squadron Commander
LTC Paul Wilcox
Lieutenant Colonel Paul Wilcox was commissioned Armor as an ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate in 1996 from the University of Colorado. He served in a variety of operational billets throughout Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East, and the United States. Lieutenant Colonel Wilcox commanded three Companies, one of which was with 3-66 Armor during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003-2004. Since then, Lieutenant Colonel Wilcox served as the Battalion Executive Officer for the Infantry Officer Basic Course at Fort Benning, The Battalion S3 and XO for 1-37 Armor at Fort Bliss and in Hawija, Iraq, and the Brigade S3 and XO for 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division during the conversion from an Armored Brigade Combat Team to a Stryker Brigade Combat Team. His most recent assignment was as an instructor in the Department of Tactics at the Command and General Staff Officers Course.
Lieutenant Colonel Wilcox holds an undergraduate degree in Geography and Masters of Military Arts and Science. A veteran of Operations Joint Endeavor, Joint Guardian, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom; his awards include the Bronze Star Medal (with oak leaf cluster), The Joint Services Commendation Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (with oak leaf cluster), the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (with oak leaf cluster), the Combat Action Badge, and Parachutist Wings.