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Paul Sohl
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch US Navy
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held Fleet Readiness Center Southeast,Naval Test Wing Pacific, Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC), Operational Test & Evaluation Force
Awards Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Paul Sohl is a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy and Commander of the Operational Test and Evaluation Force.[1]


Sohl is originally from Waterloo, Iowa. He holds a Bachelor of Science in aeronautical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Stanford University.


Sohl was commissioned an officer via the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps and became an Aviator in 1988. Afterwards, he was assigned to VFA-113 and was deployed during the Gulf War. In 1993, he graduated from the United States Naval Test Pilot School, which he would later serve as executive officer and commanding officer of. Other positions Sohl has held include Commander of the Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division and Commander of Fleet Readiness Centers.[2] He has also been deployed to serve in Operation Enduring Freedom and was named to his current position in 2016. Awards Sohl has received include the Legion of Merit and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


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