FACTSHEET | Jan. 16, 2019

Paul Hettich

Illinois Ambassador

Illinois Ambassador
Paul Hettich
Illinois Ambassador
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VIRIN: 200303-A-FQ191-015

Name:  Paul J. Hettich
Email Address:  hettichpj@aol.com

Business Position: Deputy Ranger Police Officer, Deputy Court Security Police Officer, Technical Theater Advisor and Consultant

Civilian Education: Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Master’s Certificate, U.S. Army Reserve Command; Master of Strategic Studies, U. S. Army War College; Master of Arts with Thesis, Theater Arts, Northern Illinois University; Bachelor of Arts, Communications and Technical Theater, Barat College of DePaul University

Clubs/Organizations/Philanthropies: Eagle Scout Silver Palm, Cub master, District Chairman, Boy Scouts of America; Adjutant, Antioch American Legion; Senior Vice Commander, Antioch VFW; Recorder, St. Bede’s Knights of Columbus (fourth degree), President, Petite Lake Gardens Home Owners Association; Board Member Antioch Parks and Recreation Commission, Legislative Chairman Chapter 48 and Vice President, Illinois Reserve Organization Association; Trustee, Executive Committee, Lake County Veterans Assistance Commission

Military Retirement Date, Date of Rank, Service: 01September 2017, 25 September 2009, Colonel

U.S. Army Reserve Ambassador for Illinois Mr. Paul J. Hettich was Mandatory Retired as a Colonel with 30 years of service. His highest award is the Legion of Merit. He is a recipient of the Civil Affairs Regiment General Winfield Scott Bronze Medallion and the Transportation Regiment Honorable Order of Saint Christopher. He is branch qualified in Civil Affairs, Psychological Operations, Signal, Transportation, and Medical Services. He has 19 Additional Skill Identifiers. He completed five combat deployments in Iraq (3), Bosnia/Kosovo (1), and the Horn of Africa (1). He commanded at all levels from Special Forces Detachment Commander to Army Component Commander and is a Joint Qualified Officer. He was awarded three U.S. State Department Meritorious Honor Medals, two Bronze Star Medals, and the NATO and United Nations Medals. He was recognized by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner as an Honor 200 Illinois Bicentennial Honoree (2018) and awarded the BSA NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award.