U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Naval Academy, retired
Paul Roush is a retired Colonel of the U.S. Marine Corps and a retired Professor of the U.S. Naval Academy. He was commissioned in the Marine Corps upon graduation from the Naval Academy in 1957, and his active-duty education included the Army Artillery and Missile School, the Amphibious Warfare School, the Advanced Degree Program at American University (where he earned a PhD in 1972), Defense Intelligence Agency attaché course, and the Defense Language Institute, where he studied Russian. He served with the First, Second, and Third Marine Divisions in the United States, Japan, and Viet Nam, and during 1977-1980 he served as an Assistant Naval Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.
During his Marine service, Roush taught on faculties of the Army Artillery and Missile School, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and the National War College, and served as Curriculum Development Officer at the Marine Corps University. Following military retirement, he was named a Ford Foundation Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies where he earned an MIPP degree in Soviet and East European Affairs. He served as staff representative to the Naval Academy for the Officers’ Christian Fellowship from 1984-1987, and then was appointed to the civilian faculty of the Naval Academy in what is now the Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law. He was responsible, beginning in 1991, for developing the Academy’s entire leadership curriculum, and in 1995 for developing its core ethics course. He retired in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he lived for nearly two decades before moving to San Antonio.