Paul A. Dillon is a Certified Management Consultant with more than 45 years of experience in the professional services industry. A U.S. Army Reserve veteran, he served in Vietnam as a 1st Lieutenant, and was awarded 2 Bronze Star Medals.
Paul is an Adjunct Instructor at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, where he created and teaches a course entitled, “PubPol 830.05 Special Topics in Management: Public Policy and Veterans: Policy Challenges and Best Practices”.
He created and co-taught the first course in the history of the University of Chicago on veterans’ issues at the Harris School of Public Policy in 2012-2013.
Paul's articles and quotes on veterans' issues have appeared in Forbes, HuffPost, Chicago Tribune, Crain's Chicago Business, US News & World Report, Arianna Huffington’s ThriveGlobal, Authority Magazine, We Are The Mighty, and USAA Magazine, among others. He is a sought after commentator on national veteran matters on numerous radio programs and podcasts, including on Westwood One and CBS Radio’s “Eye on Veterans” nationally broadcast programs.
Paul represents the nation's veteran community on the Kennedy Forum on Mental Health, and is a member of the Leadership Council of the Kennedy Forum Illinois, where he represents the veteran community on erasing the stigma of mental illness, Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Substance Abuse among veterans, and ensuring mental health parity for those veterans who get their health care through the private sector.
He is the president and CEO of Dillon Consulting Services LLC, a U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs certified Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, based in Durham, NC and Chicago, IL. Paul is the creator of the concept for a veteran startup incubator in Chicago, called Bunker Labs, as well as the creator of the concept for a veteran entrepreneur support organization in North Carolina, called VetStart, which was recently rebranded as Bunker RDU.
Additionally, Paul has served as a subject matter expert on veterans issues for various conferences and symposia, most recently at conferences on The Many Futures of Work: Possibilities and Perils, and at the 2018 Annual Symposium--Southeast Conference on Military Education (SECOME), where he delivered a paper on “Veterans in the Workplace: Myths and Realities”.