Rear Admiral Paul Becker, USN (Ret) served 30 years in peace, crisis and combat as a Naval Intelligence Officer. He most recently led the Presidential Transition’s Intelligence Community Landing Team. His Flag Officer assignments include: Director of Intelligence (J2) for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii, and International Security Assistance Force Joint Command in Afghanistan.
Paul holds an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a BS from the U.S. Naval Academy. He is a Senior Fellow with the Center for Naval Analyses and Professor of Practice at the University of Virginia’s Batten School for Leadership and Public Policy. The Naval Intelligence Community recognized RADM Becker in 2016 by establishing a “Teamwork, Tone, Tenacity” leadership award named in his honor.