Paul D. Hains
Junior Vice Commander - Army

Paul Hains was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1987 and, during a 25-year Army career, witnessed first hand the unification of Germany, the Liberation of Kuwait, Peace in Kosovo, and the Liberation of Iraq.

Hains first assignment was as a Cavalry Platoon Leader in the 2nd Cavalry Regiment patrolling the East-West German Border.  During the Gulf War in 1991 he led a Scout Platoon at the Battle of 73 Easting.  Hains went on to serve in several leadership roles to include Company Commander, Brigade S-2, Intelligence Collection Officer for Multi-National Force Kosovo, Battalion Executive Officer, Chief of Operations of the Texas Joint Counterdrug Task Force, member of five-person Red Team advising the III Corps Commander and staff of Multi-National Force Iraq, and Chief of Space and Special Technical Operations for Southern Iraq.

Hains military decorations include the Silver Star for Valor, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Combat Action Badge, Space Operations Badge, and Parachutist Badge.

LTC Paul Hains retired from the Army in March of 2012 and now lives in Cypress, TX.  He enjoys spending time with family, mentoring veterans transitioning to civilian life, volunteering at his church, and being a part of VFW Post 2427.