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Brig. Gen. Paul D. Howard

Signal School Commandant

Brig. Gen. Paul D. Howard assumed duties as the U.S. Army Signal School Commandant and the 42nd Chief of Signal at Fort Eisenhower, Ga. July 15,  2023. As the Commandant, Brig. Gen. Howard oversees over 550 educators who train over 11,000 students annually and as the Chief of Signal represents the Signal Regiment in all matters for Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard components worldwide serving as the Personnel and Branch Proponent for more than 55,000 Soldiers. 

Brig. Gen. Howard, a native of Blakey, Georgia, received a Bachelor's in business administration and his commission into the Signal Corps from the North Georgia College in 1993. He earned his Master's in Military Operational Art and Science from the Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base. 

Brig. Gen. Howard’s military education includes Combat Signaler (31K) Advanced Individual Training, Basic Airborne Course, Signal Officer Basic Course, Branch Automations Officer Course, Signal Captains Career Course, Air Command and Staff College.  As an Army War College fellow, he completed a one-year assignment to the National Security Agency. 

Brig. Gen. Howard has held a variety of command and staff positions to include his most recent assignment as the Executive Officer to the Army G-6, Pentagon, Va.; the 21st Signal Brigade Commander, Fort Detrick, Md.; 5th Signal Command G3 Chief of Plans, Wiesbaden, Germany; CIO/G6 Strategic Initiatives Group, Pentagon, Va.; U.S. Central Command J6 Chief of Strategy, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.; 1st Army Division West G6, Fort Hood, Texas; and 3rd Infantry Division Aviation Brigade S6, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. Brig. Gen. Howard deployed to Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM with the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion and to Operation ENDURING FREEDOM as part of USARCENT.