Paul Gaffney is a retired Navy Vice Admiral. He served as President of Monmouth University for a decade and before that President of the National Defense University. He has led the Naval Research Lab, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command and Office of Naval Research. He served twice in Vietnam: on “Operation Market Time” patrol in a coastal minesweeper and in-country as Advisor to the Vietnamese Navy Combat Hydrographic Survey Team. He is a graduate of the US Naval Academy. He resides in Columbia, SC.