An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.


Commanding Officer
FLEET READINESS CENTER MID-ATLANTIC (FRC MIDLANT)
FRCMA Menu

Commanding Officer
Capt. Paul Choate


Capt. Paul Choate, a native of Saigon, Vietnam, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in September 1986.  After initial recruit training he served as an avionics technician, as an aircrewman (IFT) with Fleet Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 4, and as an instructor with Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU).  In 1996, he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Oklahoma and was commissioned an Ensign.

After receiving his commission, Choate served with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 45 and Fleet Logistics Squadron (VRC) 30.

He served onboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), USS Makin Island (LHD 8), and as AIMD officer onboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).  He also served as program manager for logistics at Program Management (PMA) 273, as improvised explosive device (IED) technical officer (Army) while deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, as the production officer for Fleet Readiness Center West, on the staff of Carrier Strike Group 15, and most recently as the Components Production Officer for Fleet Readiness Center Southwest.

Choate’s qualifications and advance education include being a certified professional aviation maintenance officer, officer of the deck (Underway), and he earned master training specialist designation as an enlisted Sailor.  He has three advanced DOD acquisition certifications in production/quality, engineering, and logistics. He holds a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School.

A talented billiards player, Choate won 8-ball playoff championship in 2019. An accomplished chess player, Choate won 3rd place in the 2020 Armed Forces championship. Additionally, winning a gold medal in 2002 at the NATO chess championship in Brest, France. As a published author, received congressional recognition for winning the 2012 Exemplary Writing Award.  He was also selected as the 1992 CNATTU Sailor of the Year and 1998 HSL-45 Officer of the Year.

Choate is authorized to wear the Professional Aviation Maintenance Officer insignia.  His personal awards include the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and numerous campaign, unit, and service awards.

 
Navy.mil  |  Navy.com  |  Navy FOIA  |  DoD Accessibility/Section 508  |  No Fear Act  |  Open Government  |  Plain Writing Act 
USA.gov  |  Veterans Crisis Line  |  DoD Safe Helpline  |  Navy SAPR  |  NCIS Tips  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Policy  |  Contact Webmaster | Information quality | Public Use notice | Useful Links
 
Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic  |  1562 Mitscher Ave., Suite 300  |   Norfolk, Virginia 23551-2427  |   Contact AIRLANT 
Official U.S. Navy Website