Lt Col Paul Quigley
Branch Chief for Antiterrorism and Force Protection
About Lt Col Paul Quigley
The United States Air Force’s Branch Chief for Antiterrorism Force Protection, Lt. Col. Paul Quigley Jr. began his career as a second lieutenant after graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program. He quickly earned promotions to first lieutenant, captain, major, and lieutenant colonel, and he holds several medals, including the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters and the Bronze Star. During his more than 16 years of service, Lt. Col. Paul Quigley has commanded a cadet squadron, two security forces units, and a defense force in Iraq.
Outside of his career in the military, Lt. Col. Paul Quigley maintains an active interest in athletics. He is a passionate fan of Boston’s professional sports teams and the collegiate teams of the United States Air Force Academy and North Carolina State University. Lt. Col. Quigley also participates in long-distance running. In college, he competed in track, and he has run 24 marathons. It is his goal to complete a marathon in each of the 50 U.S. states.