Prior to his current position, Dr. Michael Paulovich was the Future Plans Officer for Marine Corps Installations Command, focusing on planning and conservation and Marine Corps installation realignment in the Pacific.
He previously was a Senior Research Scientist at Battelle Memorial Institute and an independent consultant on Maritime Security. While on active duty during 28 years in the Marine Corps he served as Commanding Officer on three occasions: Marine Corps Security Force Battalion (now Regiment), First Reconnaissance Battalion, and the Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST) Company.
Twice assigned to the United States Naval Academy, he was an Economics Instructor and on later assignment served as the Director of the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr. Paulovich was selected as an honorary member of the USNA Class of 2010.
He received a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Walden University; an MBA and MA from Webster University, MA from the Naval War College, and AB from Harvard University in Economics. In addition, he completed the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellows Seminar.