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Colonel Paul B. Olsen (ret.)







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Colonel (Retired) Paul Olsen is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commowealth of Virginia. He has 27 years service with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with combat service in Iraq, Somalia, and the Former Yugoslavia. Currently, Paul is the Director of Federal, Commonwealth and Municipal Programs for Old Dominion University and also teaches in the University's Engineering School.

He specializes in Port Modernization, Sea Level Rise Planning and Engineering Leadership. He awards include:

  • 2015 Government Engineer of the Year, American Society of Civil Engineer, Hampton Roads
  • 2016: deFleury Medal, Silver Level, U.S. Army Corps of Engineer
  • 2016: Bronze Star and Legion of Merit, U.S. Army
  • 2003 U.S. Army Frank Pace award for Innovation