Academic Dean & Provost Staff
Lieutenant Colonel Paul J Corcoran
Lieutenant Colonel Paul Corcoran is from Massachusetts and attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant via the Platoon Leaders Course in 1999.
Upon completion of the Basic School, Lieutenant Colonel Corcoran served as a Logistics Officer in the Division, Wing, MEF, and Installation levels within the Marine Corps. Lieutenant Colonel Corcoran also served as a Logistics Planner for Joint Task Force North in their support to Drug Law Enforcement Agencies in the conduct of Counter-Drug/Counter Narco-Terrorism operations in the USNORHCOM Theater of operations to disrupt trans-national criminal organizations. Lieutenant Colonel Corcoran has commanded at the Platoon, Company, and Detachment levels. Additionally he served as an Aide-De-Camp to the CG Marine Corps Installations West, Major General Michael Lehnert. Lieutenant Colonel Corcoran has several combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Lieutenant Colonel Corcoran earned a Masters of Science in Adult, Occupational, and Continuing Education from Kansas State University. Lieutenant Colonel Corcoran is a Demonstrated Master Logistician with the International Society of Logistics. Other educational acumen include the Marine Corps Logistics Education Program through Penn State University, United States Marine Corps Tactical Logistics Operations Course, Amphibious Warfare School, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the Joint and Combined Warfighting School through the National Defense University, and Life Cycle Logistics Level I certification requirements with the Defense Acquisition University.
Lieutenant Colonel Corcoran assumed his current duties as the Executive Assistant to the Academic Dean and Provost, at the United States Naval Academy, in July 2015.