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Paul Raggio is co-owner, with his sister Lisa, of One True North Leadership and Coaching Solutions, a service disabled, veteran owned, family operated, leadership and management coaching firm based in Santa Clarita, California, and he is a certified business coach for ActionCOACH, the number one business coaching service in the world. Paul mentors and coaches business owners and their employees on leadership and management principles in achieving and sustaining their business growth and profitability goals.

Paul recently retired as President of the Security Strategic Business Unit for Chenega, a billion dollar Alaska Native Corporation. He led and managed the strategic growth, profit and loss, and capture of market share in the federal government security industry for eight limited liability law enforcement and security companies with 2,000 employees operating in forty-one states and two countries. During his tenure he tripled work backlog from $175 million to $450 million, tripled annual revenue from $47 million to $150 million, and more than quadrupled earnings from $2 million to $10 million. All this accomplished by leading company teams that won several hundred million-dollar, multi-year, federal contracts.

Before joining Chenega Corporation Paul served in the U.S. Army for twenty-six years, achieving the rank of Colonel. Paul worked in three distinct professional fields: law enforcement and corrections, congressional relations, and resource management. In the law enforcement field, Paul commanded military police units at company, battalion and brigade levels. His last command assignment was at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, as the Commander of the 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne), the only U.S. Army military police paratrooper unit. This command included 3,200 personnel assigned to five military police battalions at separate geographic locations east of the Mississippi River. Paul also served as Fort Bragg’s Director of Public Safety and led all law enforcement, firefighting, safety, and security activities for an installation of 75,000 people. In battalion command, he deployed his military police to Cuba and oversaw refugee operations for 25,000 Cubans and the involuntary repatriation of 5,000 Haitians.

Paul retired from the Army as the Programs Division Chief in the Army’s Legislative Liaison Office where he supervised fifteen legislative liaisons in Army activities with the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Additionally, Paul served on the Joint Staff as the Deputy Legislative Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His portfolio included legislative activities with the Senate, to include handling all nominations before the Senate Armed Services Committee for the commanders of the unified and combatant commands. Paul’s other key assignments in the Army were as a financial resourcemanager for the Defense Attaché Program, in the Office of the Comptroller, Defense Intelligence Agency where he managed a $120 million budget for ninety-eight Defense Attaché Offices throughout the world; and as a human resource manager for Army colonels where he managed their distribution Army wide. Paul is a veteran of both Operations Just Cause and Desert Shield and Storm Campaigns.

Paul graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Science and Commerce Degree in Finance, and from Syracuse University with a Master of Science Degree in Business Administration. His formal military training includes the U.S. Army War College, the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, and the U.S. Army Advanced and Basic Military Police Schools.

Paul’s awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit Medal (3rd Award), Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4th Award), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4th Award), Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award (4th Award), Saudi Arabian Kuwait Liberation Medal, National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, Humanitarian Service Medal, Master Parachutist Badge, Joint and Army Staff Badges.