Senior Instructor Geospatial Information Management Wing at the Defence School of Geospatial Intelligence
Paul is a serving member of the Corps of Royal
Engineers. His career began in 1991 as a
Field Surveyor and Data Technician, but in more recent years he has specialised
in Geospatial information management and exploitation. During his 27-year career he has seen active
service in Bosnia, Macedonia and Afghanistan, with visits to various austere
locations such as Sardinia, Falkland Islands, Madagascar, Oman, Svalbard,
Norway and Egypt. Academic study with
the Open University led him to complete a Science Bachelors Degree with honours
in 2008. In 2010 he completed a Science Masters
Degree programme in Information Systems and Computer Science at the University
of Sheffield where he graduated with Distinction. In January 2013, he had an academic paper published
in the Journal of Information Science titled ‘Is it the end of the road for
paper maps in the Digital Age?’. Finally,
in 2018 rounding of his most recent academic achievement he graduated from the
University of Northampton after completing an MBA.
Paul left the ranks after
selection for Commissioning in May 2014 this was followed by an assignment to the Headquarters Allied Land Command (LANDCOM) based
in Izmir, Turkey. As the first
Geospatial Officer at LANDCOM his principle responsibilities included the
provision of Geospatial advice and products to the command staff and the many subordinate
NATO Corps. The defining experience of
this assignment was realised through his development and delivery of geospatial
ground assessments that contributed to the five NATO HQ approved Graduated
Response Plans (GRPs). More
recently he completed the residential Intermediate Command and Staff Course at
the Defence Academy in Shrivenham. Currently
Paul is the Senior Instructor of the Geospatial Information Management Wing at
the Defence School of Geospatial Intelligence where he oversees the design,
delivery and assurance of specialist Geospatial training to Defence.
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