Paul T. Mikolashek – International Business Consultant
P.T. Mikolashek is a consultant on international business focusing on command and control and Middle East opportunities. He retired from Raytheon in 2014 and earlier held the rank of Lieutenant General in the U.S. Army and served as its Inspector General.
While with Raytheon, he was responsible for business development and achieving international growth goals. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Raytheon Canada Limited. Previous assignments at Raytheon included vice president of International Business Development for Network Centric Systems; vice president of Raytheon International Washington Office and regional executive for the Americas; regional executive for Raytheon Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan within Raytheon International; and as the Army Account executive.
PT served in the U.S. Army for more than 35 years. In addition to his service as Inspector General, he served as the Commanding General, Third United States Army/Army Forces Central Command. As Coalition Land Forces Component Commander he commanded all ground forces in Afghanistan and the Middle East during Operation Enduring Freedom.
A career Infantryman, he has held command, staff and operational assignments at all levels within the Army and Joint commands. He commanded the U.S. Army’s Southern European Task Force (Airborne) in Italy and served as the Chief of the Office of Military Cooperation, Kuwait. Earlier assignments included Assistant Division Commander, 82nd Airborne Division, Chief of Staff 24th Infantry Division and command and staff assignments throughout the United States as well as Germany, Vietnam, Japan, and NATO Headquarters in Brussels.
PT earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Akron and a master’s degree in education administration from Michigan State University. He has been awarded an honorary doctor of philosophy of humane letters from the University of Akron. He is a Raytheon Six Sigma Specialist.