While serving with Paul in the United States Marine Corps, I was provided the opportunity to increase both my technical skills and overall knowledge. Paul served a both a mentor and a leader during this time. He created a work environment where junior Marines could learn from his knowledge and experience as well as distinguish themselves based on their own personal accomplishment. Paul would then take the time and initiative to ensure individuals were recognized for contributions to the success of the team. I would recommend working with Paul as his methods of leadership foster individual/professional development and team/project success.