Paul grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in Philosophy. In 2009, he earned a commission from Officer Candidate School, then spent a year as a cadet at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the U.K. Paul later served as an Infantry Officer in the 10th Mountain Division, serving in Afghanistan. Afterwards, he became a Civil Affairs Officer and conducted operations in the Philippines and Mongolia. Paul is currently an MBA candidate at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.