Lt. Cmdr. Paul Chabot
Veterans Coalition Chairman
Dr. Paul Chabot began his military career in 2001, serving first at the Office of Naval Intelligence and later with the Defense Intelligence Agency; he also held an assignment in the Pentagon working for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the National Military Command Center assessing immediate national security threats. He recently returned from service in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with Special Operations Forces. Today, Paul serves with the U.S. 3rd Fleet conducting homeland security exercises. He currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Commander (select), with the United States Navy Reserve. He is also currently President and CEO of Chabot Strategies LLC.
Paul was selected for the nation's prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship Program, where he worked for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. He was promoted to White House Senior Advisor for Law Enforcement, Justice and Drug Control Programs. During his nearly six years in the White House, he completed two rotational assignments, first with the U.S. Attorney's Office and later with the U.S. State Department Office of Inspector General, assessing counter-terrorism and counter-narcotics programs.
Paul is a former three-time gubernatorial appointee to the State Parole Board. He has more than 15 years of law enforcement experience, serving as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department with specialized assignments to the narcotics and street gangs division.
Paul holds a B.A. in administration from California State University, San Bernardino, an M.A. in public administration from the University of Southern California and an Ed.D. in executive leadership from George Washington University. Paul also holds a certificate in legislative studies from Georgetown University. Paul and his wife, Brenda, have three daughters.