Col. Paul W. Moreshead , Commander, 128th Aviation Brigade
Col. Paul W. Moreshead is a career Army Aviation Officer and UH-60 Blackhawk Pilot with more than 22 years of service in operational Army and Department of Defense assignments. Col. Moreshead graduated from flight school in May of 2002 and spent more than 6 years assigned to the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii from 2002 to 2008. This tour included 27 months deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, where he served in multiple positions culminating as a Blackhawk company commander during the surge in Iraq. From 2008 to 2010, he trained and coached Army Aviation units for their future deployments to Iraq at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California. From 2011 to 2013, he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, as a battalion executive officer and operations officer and again deployed to Afghanistan. In 2014, he and his wife moved to Stuttgart, Germany, where he held various positions including Executive Officer to the Deputy Commander at United States Africa Command where he served until 2018. Col. Moreshead commanded the 2916th Aviation Battalion at the National Training Center in California from 2018 to 2020. Following completion of his Senior Service College, he most recently served in Hohenfels, Germany, at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center; first, as the Senior Aviation Trainer and then as the JMRC Deputy Commander.
Col. Moreshead is a graduate of the University of Central Florida (2001, History), The Army Command and General Staff College, the Joint Combined Warfighting School, and the Air War College. He has more than 2,400 flight hours as a UH-60 and LUH-72 pilot.
He is married to Bethany Moreshead; they have one daughter, Sofia.