Brigadier General Paula C. Lodi is a native of Franklin, Massachusetts and commissioned into the Medical Service Corps as a Distinguished Military Graduate of Rutgers University ROTC program. Her first assignments were with Forward Support Battalions in the 3d Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany and 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, where she served in a variety of Medical and Multifunctional Logistics positions, including Ambulance Platoon Leader, Battalion S-1 and S-4, Support Operations Maintenance Officer and Brigade S-4. During tours at Fort Hood, she served as Deputy Chief, Managed Care and Hospital Executive Officer at Darnall Army Medical Center, III Corps Plans Officer, Executive Officer for 21st Combat Support Hospital, and Deputy Brigade Commander for 1st Medical Brigade. Additional assignments include Operations Officer, 18th MEDCOM DCS-OPS in Seoul, Korea and Chief, Military Personnel at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Fort Bliss, Texas. She served at the Pentagon as Executive Officer to the Director of the Army Staff. Command assignments include the 15th Sustainment Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 14th Combat Support Hospital and the 44th Medical Brigade. She served as Chief, Leader Training Center at the AMEDD Center & School, and is currently the Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations for the Office of The Surgeon General and U.S. Army Medical Command.
Her awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (5 Oak Leaf Clusters), Humanitarian Service Medal and Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. She is the recipient of the Dr. Mary E. Walker and the St. Joan D’Arc Awards and is inducted into the Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3). She has earned the Expert Field Medical Badge and Parachutist Badge. She is a graduate of the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms Staff Course, Command and General Staff College & School of Advanced Military Studies, and is a Distinguished Honor Graduate of the Naval War College.
She has Master’s Degrees in Public Administration, Military Arts and Science, and National Security and Strategic Studies. She has also completed the Joint Planning Course and the Support Operations Officer Course.
Lodi’s deployment experience includes tours as a Corps Planner (OIF2), Task Force Medical 134 (Theater Detainee Operations), Executive Officer (OIF 06-08), and Battalion Commander (OIF 09-11). Her participation in humanitarian operations include Operation Provide Comfort and Hurricane Katrina Relief Operations.