Gen. Paul E. Funk II assumed duties as the 17th Commanding General, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, on June 21, 2019. As TRADOC commander, Funk is responsible for 32 Army schools organized under eight Centers of Excellence that recruit, train and educate of more than 500,000 Soldiers and service members annually.
Funk was born at Fort Hood and graduated from Fort Knox High School. He was commissioned an Armor Officer through ROTC upon graduation from Montana State University. He served in a variety of Armor and Cavalry roles in his first assignment to include Tank Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer and Battalion Assistant Operations Officer, 2d Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hood, Texas.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal with combat device; Distinguished Service Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster; Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit with three bronze oak leaf clusters; Bronze Star Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters; Army Commendation Medal with four bronze oak leaf clusters; Army Achievement Medal; Joint Meritorious Unit Award; Valorous Unit Award; Meritorious Unit Commendation with three bronze oak leaf clusters; Army Superior Unit Award with two bronze oak leaf clusters; National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star; Southwest Asia Service Medal with three bronze stars; Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one bronze star; Iraqi Campaign Medal with three bronze stars; Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal with two bronze stars; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Army Overseas Service Ribbon with the numeral five; NATO Medal; Defense of Saudi Arabia Medal; Kuwait Liberation Medal, and Combat Action Badge.
Funk holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech communications, from Montana State University, and a Master of Science degree in administration, from Central Michigan University. He is a graduate of the Armor Basic Officer Leaders and Advanced Courses, the Command and General Staff College, and completed his Senior Service College as a fellow at the Institute of Advanced Technology, University of Texas at Austin.