Paul Infeld served this nation from 1960 to 1985.

Paul Infeld understands service. He enlisted served in the US Air Force from 1960 to 1985 during the Cold War and Vietnam. During his military career, her served the Air Force at various USAF Medical Centers in the US and at NATO bases in Canada, France, United Kingdom, and Turkey, and earned a rank of Lieutenant Colonel (O-5).

Goose Bay Labrador image (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Paul attended basic training in Montgomery, AL, and his first assignment was Goose Bay Labrador. He said, “My four uncles who served in WWII influenced my service selection.”

His initial overseas assignment enabled Paul to save enough money to pay off dental school debts, and viewed the USAF Dental Corps as a “family.” According to Paul, many USAF dentists volunteered for Vietnam so involuntary assignments were not necessary.

USAF National Defense Service Medal (Photo from

Paul was awarded the Outstanding Unit Award with 2 bronze oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with 1 silver oak leaf cluster, and the small arms expert marksmanship ribbon. He served as Dental Officer, General for 25 years and 1 month.

Overall, Paul enjoyed all his overseas assignments — He even met the woman he married in England and together they raised their children while stationed abroad. Paul expressed “All in all my military experience was great.” He shared his service confirmed “the US is the greatest country on Earth” and “we are fortunate to be Americans”.