Paul W. Schmidle
Maritime Staff Operators Course
Professor Paul Schmidle has 20 years experience as a Surface Warfare Officer and 10 years of experience as a contractor supporting the Navy Warfare Development Command. Professor Schmidle holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Long Island and a Master of Information Systems from Hawaii Pacific University.
Commander Schmidle’s navy at sea assignments included communications and gunnery officer on USS Spiegel Grove (LSD 32) Assistant Combat Direction Center Officer for Surface Operations on USS Constellation (CV 64), Operations Officer USS Conyngham (DDG 17) Assistance Surface Operations Officer CARGRU Eight, and Executive Officer USS Spartanburg County (LST 1192). While on USS Conyngham he participated in damage control on USS Stark after the Stark was attached and heavily damaged by Iraq air craft. While on USS Spartanburg County, CDR Schmidle participated in Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Shore duty assignments included joint duty as a Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) representative on CINCPAC staff. In that position served as an interface between J6 and DISA to enable the demonstration and integration of advanced technologies to facilitate collaboration in support of crisis action planning, and was involved in several DARPA advanced technology demonstrations at CINPAC. He served as Deputy Director for the Decision Support Center at the Naval War College and Project Manager responsible for standing up a $4.6 million dollar decision support center. Instrumental in developing the Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for the center and in applying a mix of 3D modeling, networking, and database retrieval tools to help senior decision makers address complex, unstructured problems
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