General Paul E. Funk II, Commander, Army Training and Doctrine Command

General Paul E. Funk II

Commander, Army Training and Doctrine Command

Paul Edward Funk II was born in 1962 at Fort Hood, Texas. He graduated from Montana State University where he was commissioned as an Army officer through ROTC. He earned a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University, and has graduated from a number of military advanced educational colleges including at Advanced Technology of the University of Texas at Austin.

He has been on assignment in Germany, Fort Hood, Texas, and with the First Infantry Division, known as the Big Red One, at Fort Riley, Kansas. He served as Chief of a Joint Exercise section at the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) in Colorado, and with joint forces in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

Funk has deployed five times and has led soldiers in combat during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, twice in Operation Iraqi Freedom, in Operation Enduring Freedom, and in Operation Inherent Resolve, where he was the commanding general of the joint task force for a year. A four-star general, he currently serves as the commanding officer of the Army Training and Doctrine Command, an assignment he assumed in June 2019.

In the News…

Army recruits are no longer being sent for basic training, although those who are already there will continue under screening and monitoring while the coronavirus outbreak continues.

General Paul E. Funk, II, Commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), said, “One of TRADOC’s main focuses is to develop leaders by accessing training and educating Soldiers. We have to do so responsibly, and we’ve already begun protecting those currently in our ranks with social-distanced enabled training, educated movement of our Soldiers and trainees, and increased screening of those moving across our commands. The decision to pause the shipment of trainees to BCT (basic training) for two weeks will allow leaders to focus on setting conditions so movement can be conducted in a safer manner in the future.”

Other military branches have also suspended basic training or restricted it to education settings only.


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