In honor of Veterans Day this year, we are featuring Sierra’s Project Engineer Louis Paul.
Louis Paul joined Sierra as a Project Engineer after serving as an Officer in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps from 2012 – 2017. He received his commission through Naval Officer Candidate School in Rhode Island and was assigned to MCAGCC – 29 Palms shortly after. Louis remembers inventorying the palms one sweltering afternoon and is fairly certain there are only 27. During his time in the Mojave Desert he supported the local Marine units as the Construction Manager on a new Medical Clinic and various other facility rehabilitation projects under the Facilities Engineering and Acquisition Division and NAVFAC SW. In 2015 he transferred to Port Hueneme, CA where he was a Platoon Commander with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4. Additionally, Louis was responsible for material and tool procurement in support of several homeport projects while training with the battalion as it worked feverishly towards deployment readiness. While he never had the opportunity to deploy with the Seabees, he will never forget their unwavering dedication and notorious Can Do spirit, “Hoorah, Seabees!” He finished out his time in the Navy at Naval Base Ventura County as a Facilities Officer helping coordinate much-needed upgrades to N9 Facilities and Base Fire Reporting Systems. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the Navy and the opportunities it provided to learn and develop in challenging situations. It was an honor to serve alongside the brave men and women who defend our freedom and our way of life.”
Thank you for your service!