Pentagon Force Protection Agency Honors Senior Leader and 30-Year Military Veteran For Service To The Nation

Feb 10, 2016, 11:37 ET from Pentagon Force Protection Agency

WASHINGTON, Feb.10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) honored Mr. Paul Churchill "Church" Hutton, III for 61 years of service to our nation, during a ceremony on Jan. 11, 2016, in the Pentagon Auditorium.

Hutton, a retired Army Special Forces Colonel, ended his civilian career in PFPA as the deputy chief of the Policy and Planning office; where he conducted multiple studies, oversaw the development and updating of numerous policies, charters and support agreements, and led Agency efforts to plan security for designated Department of Defense High Risk Personnel.

"Through his contributions, PFPA has grown and evolved into the agency it is today," said PFPA Director Steven E. Calvery, during the ceremony. "He is a leader, mentor, guiding hand, and an inspiration to others."

Hutton thanked PFPA leadership for their kind words. "Of course none of the accomplishments were mine," said Hutton.  "They all resulted from teamwork and collaboration by many people, many of whom are sitting here in this room... I cannot adequately thank all of my colleagues for their support during these last 15 years of federal service."

Hutton served as the executive secretary for the Pentagon Security Advisory Group, which evaluates security requirements for the Pentagon and presents courses of action to the Pentagon's governance bodies. 

Hutton, a 1958 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, served 30 years in the United States Army in more than 22 nations, including three combat tours.  During the 1970's, Hutton was instrumental in writing the plan to Congress to convert the U.S. Army to an all-volunteer force.  He concluded his military career as a Senior Planner in the Policy Planning Staff of the U. S. State Department.

Hutton was born in Ireland and raised abroad in a Foreign Service family.  He held a fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in foreign politics and has a Masters from the University of Pennsylvania in Literature, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

PFPA is a civilian Defense Agency within the Department of Defense charged with protecting and safeguarding the occupants, visitors, and infrastructure of the Pentagon and other DoD facilities in the National Capital Region. For more information, visit

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