Episode 17: Lt. Col (Retired) Mark Paolicelli; Defense Mission Analyst, Booz Allen Hamilton

We are honored to have as our guest on today’s show, Lt. Col (Retired) Mark Paolicelli. We will discuss his military-to-civilian transition and words of wisdom for those who are currently making this journey. His keen ability to find just the right analogy will not only entertain but put into perspective what is truly important to focus on during your transition.

A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Mark Paolicelli retired from the U.S. Marine Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2022 after serving over 29 years. Mark began his Marine Corps career by enlisting in the reserves in 1993 and served as a Machine Gunner until 1996. He received his commission upon graduating from Norwich University in 1996 with a BA in Criminal Justice. Mark became a field artillery officer and later a Joint Terminal Attack Controller and deployed seven times during his career with multiple combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He served in various roles and assignments during his Marine Corps career, most notably as a Congressional Fellow for Senator Jack Reed and his final assignment as the Deputy Commander for Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

Mark is an avid hockey player and started playing ice hockey at the ripe age of 38. He continues to serve veterans as the Vice Chairman of the Arlington County Military and Veterans Affairs committee.

He currently serves as a defense contractor with Booz Allen Hamilton and resides in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife, Courtney, their daughter Molly (age 6), and their Goldendoodle, Winston.

You can connect with Mark on LinkedIn.

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