Lieutenant Colonel Paul Goguen
Lieutenant Colonel Goguen was born in Leominster, Massachusetts and raised in Merrimack, New Hampshire. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and attended Recruit Training at Parris Island, South Carolina from February 1992 to May 1992. Upon graduation from Recruit Training, Basic Warrior Training and Precision Measuring Equipment Repair and Calibration School he was assigned to the Avionics Calibration Lab at MALS 11 in El Toro, California. In 1995, he was accepted into the Marine Corps Enlisted Commissioning Education Program and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1998. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from The University of Florida. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from The University of Phoenix specializing in Global Management and a Master’s in Business Administration from The Naval Postgraduate School, specializing in Material Logistics Management. Lieutenant Colonel Goguen is also a graduate of the following Marine Corps Schools: The Basic School (Commanding General’s Honor Roll), Logistics Operations School, Amphibious Warfare School (DEP), and the Marine Corps Command and Staff College (DEP).
Lieutenant Colonel Goguen’s command assignments include: Platoon Commander, Motor Transportation Company, Combat Service Support Group 3, Kaneohe Bay Hawaii from September 1999 to June 2001; Commanding Officer, Truck Company, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune North Carolina from May 2004 to May 2005; and Commander, Personnel Support Detachment, Marine Aircraft Group 16, Miramar California from January 2011 to May 2012.
Lieutenant Colonel Goguen’s staff assignments include: Logistics Officer, Marine Corps Air Facility, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, from June 2001 to May 2002; Maintenance Management Officer and Motor Transportation Officer, 10th Marine Regiment, Camp Lejeune North Carolina from June 2002 to May 2004; Officer Selection Officer, Recruiting Station Orlando, Orlando Florida from June 2005 to July 2007; Officer Trainer, National Training Team, Marine Corps Recruiting Command, Quantico Virginia from July 2007 to May 2009; Logistics Officer, Marine Aircraft Group 16 from June 2009 to May 2012; Deputy A/CS Logistics, MARCENT Forward, Bahrain from October 2010 to April 2011; Material Management Officer, Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico Virginia from January 2014 to June 2016; Desk Officer – Yemen, Special Operations Command Central, Tampa Florida from January 2015 to August 2015; Deputy Commander, Special Operations Command Central (Forward) - Yemen, Riyadh Saudi Arabia from August 2015 to January 2016; and Operations Officer, 6th Marine Corps District, Parris Island, South Carolina from July 2016 to May 2018.
His personnel decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with silver star in lieu of sixth award, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with gold star in lieu of second award.
Lieutenant Colonel Goguen is married to the former Melissa Lass of Lincoln, Rhode Island; they have two children.