Major General Paul T. Stanton assumed duties as the Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon on 30 June 2021 after serving as the Deputy Commanding General (Operations), U.S. Army Cyber Command at Fort Gordon, Georgia.
He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1995 and commissioned into the Infantry. He transitioned to the Cyber Branch in 2015.
During his career, MG Stanton has served in a number of command, staff, and joint positions, including service as Platoon Leader and later Battalion Personnel Officer, 1-508th Infantry Airborne Battalion Combat Team in Vicenza, Italy; Platoon Leader and later Operations Officer, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry in Schweinfurt, Germany; Assistant Operations Officer, 1-502nd Infantry at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Commander, B Company, 1-502nd Infantry at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM in Iraq; Instructor (Computer Science) at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York; Senior Technical Advisor, U.S. Army Cyber Command at Fort Meade, Maryland; National Security Agency fellow at Fort Meade, Maryland; Director, Capabilities Development Group, U.S. Cyber Command at Fort Meade, Maryland; Commander, U.S. Army Cyber Protection Brigade at Fort Gordon, Georgia; and Director, J-34 and later Deputy Director of Operations (J-3) U.S. Cyber Command at Fort Meade, Maryland.
MG Stanton has completed two operational assignments: Instructor, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan in OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM; and as Commander, B Company, 1-502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne Division in OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.
He has earned three degrees in Computer Science: a bachelor's degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a master's degree from the University of Illinois, and a doctorate (PhD) from Johns Hopkins University.
His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and a Senior Service College Fellowship.
His awards and decorations are typical of an officer of his rank and time in service.
He is married and has three children.