Lieutenant Colonel Paul Z. Licata assumed command of the Army Field Support Battalion-Riley in June 2019.
He graduated from Norwich University with a Bachelors in Computer Information Systems and was commissioned into the Ordnance Corps in 2002. He holds Masters in Procurement and Acquisition from Webster University and Theater Operations from the Command and General Staff College.
Prior to battalion command LTC Licata most recently served as the FUOPS Branch Chief for the USTRANSCOM Operations Directorate, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. He has served in a variety of tactical and operational assignments including: Platoon Leader, Company XO and Battalion S-4 with the 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized), Brigade Planner 43rd Sustainment Brigade, Commander A Co 64th Brigade Support Battalion 3/4 HBCT, Division Logistics Planner 1st Cavalry Division and Regional Command South, Support Operations Officer 115th Brigade Support Battalion, and Brigade Executive Officer, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team 1st Cavalry Division.
LTC Licata has deployed four times in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom and has served in both Europe and Republic of Korea.
LTC Licata’s military education includes the Ordnance Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, Army Command and General Staff College, School of Advanced Military Studies and the Joint and Combined Warfighting School.
LTC Licata’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal (2OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Army Achievement Medal, NATO Meritorious Service Medal and the Combat Action Badge.
LTC Licata is married and they have two children.