Senior Chiefs

Maj. Paul Sipe

Deputy Commander

Published May 14, 2018
MAJ Paul Sipe assumed duties as Charleston District Deputy Engineer in March 2018.

As the Deputy Commander, MAJ Sipe serves as second in command of the District. His primary role is to manage and supervise the general and administrative staff in support of all District operations. He also plays a critical role with supervision of the District’s Emergency Management Operations in support of Federal, State and Local authorities during federally declared emergencies and other critical times as required.

MAJ Paul Sipe served as Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer with the 16th Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Division in Giessen, Germany, deploying twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He commanded Alpha Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, controlling FOB Connelly, Nangarhar, Afghanistan. He also commanded Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division. He served in several staff roles: Aide De Camp while deployed to US Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq, Project Engineer at Arlington National Cemetery, while assigned to Norfolk District, NAO and Brigade Engineer, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division both deployed to Afghanistan and at Fort Campbell, KY. Most recently, MAJ Sipe served as the Engineer Battalion Executive Officer, assigned to 188th Infantry Brigade, Fort Stewart, GA.

Originally from Manchester, TN, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, International Relations at Middle Tennessee State University, TN where he commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Engineers. Later, he earned a Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration at Webster University, MO and a Master of Science Degree, Building Construction at Georgia Institute of Technology, GA. MAJ Sipe’s military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic Course, the Engineer Officer Advanced Course. He is currently enrolled in Intermediate Level Education and will complete his certification as Project Management Professional.

MAJ Sipe’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal with “V” device, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Badge, and Air Assault Badge.