Lieutenant General Paul A. Ostrowski graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1985. He earned a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 2006. He graduated from Joint and Combined Warfighting School at the Joint Forces Staff College in 2000. Additionally, he earned a Master of Science degree in Systems Acquisition Management at the Naval Postgraduate School in 1996.
Lieutenant General Ostrowski has more than twenty-five years of experience in acquisition, operational, and Joint assignments. He currently serves as the Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA (ALT)) and Director of the Army Acquisition Corps. Prior to this assignment, Lieutenant General Ostrowski served as the Deputy Commanding General for Support, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan. He also served as the Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management, Office of the ASA (ALT) in Washington, D.C., from September 2014 to March 2016. Lieutenant General Ostrowski was assigned as the Program Executive Officer, Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, from April 2012 to September 2014. Previous assignments include the Assistant Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management, Office of the ASA (ALT); Executive Officer to the Commander, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; Director, Operational Test and Evaluation, as well as PEO for Special Programs, USSOCOM; and Program Manager for Counterproliferation, USSOCOM. He served as a Legislative Fellow, as well as Project Leader for the Rapid Equipping Force in both Washington, D.C., and in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom from June 2001 to July 2003. He also served as a Company Grade Officer in several command and staff positions in Joint Special Operations, Special Forces, and Infantry assignments.
Lieutenant General Ostrowski’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Achievement Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, and NATO Medal. Additionally, he earned the Expert Infantryman Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Scuba Diver Badge, Ranger Tab, Special Forces Tab, and Army Staff Identification Badge.