Paul Theriot, Select One

Lt. Col., U.S. Air Force

Military Professor Strategy and Policy Department
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Lieutenant Colonel Paul Theriot, U.S. Air Force, is a 1998 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy (B.S, Political Science) and a 2011 graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He holds an M.A. in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle University. His operational experience includes command of a C-17 Airlift Squadron, a deployed command tour in the CENTCOM AOR, an Air Mobility Liaison Officer deployment to Bagram AB, Afghanistan and multiple deployments with C-17 flying squadrons since 2000. His staff experience includes two years serving on the Air Staff in the Operations Plans and Requirements Directorate at the Pentagon, Washington, DC.

Areas of Expertise

  • Aerospace
  • International Relations
  • Policy

Professional Highlights


Military Professor, Strategy & Policy Department


Commander, C-17 Airlift Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, SC


Air Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.


Intermediate PME, Ft. Leavenworth, KS


C-17 Pilot, Dover AFB, DE


C-17 Pilot, Hickam AFB, HI


C-17 Pilot, Charleston AFB, SC


M.S., Embry-Riddle University, Aeronautical Science

B.S., US Air Force Academy, Political Science

Related Credentials

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News, Media, & Events


U.S. Naval War College Graduation: June 2019

Jun. 14, 2019
10:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Can America and China Avoid the Pull of the Thucydides Trap?

Oct. 19, 2018
The National Interest
Article Publication

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