Paul F. Gorman

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Paul F. Gorman
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General Paul Francis Gorman, United States Army
Birth namePaul Francis Gorman
Born (1927-08-25) August 25, 1927 (age 92)
Syracuse, New York, U.S.
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service1950-1985
RankUS-O10 insignia.svg General
Commands heldUnited States Southern Command
Battles/warsVietnam War
AwardsDistinguished Service Cross
Silver Star
Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star
Air Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Purple Heart
Combat Infantryman Badge

Paul Francis Gorman (born August 25, 1927) is a retired United States Army general who served as Commander in Chief, United States Southern Command (USCINCSO) from 1983 to 1985.

Early life and education[edit]

Gorman was born on August 25, 1927, in Syracuse, New York.


Gorman began his military service as an enlisted sailor in the United States Navy. He was appointed to the United States Military Academy, graduating in 1950.[1]

Later work[edit]

Gorman retired with his wife Ruth to their farm, Cardinal Point, in Afton, Virginia and began raising cattle and wine grapes.[2] He has also worked as a consultant for the Institute for Defense Analyses and the Defense Science Board, and has served on three White House commissions: the Commission on Organized Crime, the Packard Commission on Defense Management, and the Commission on Long Term Integrated Strategy. Gorman is also an assistant professor for Research in the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia's Health Sciences Center, dealing with issues about information technology and health care.[1] The Gormans have two sons and one daughter.[2]

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