WO1 Gavin H. Paton

United Kingdom

WO1 Paton was born in March 1979 in Cornwall, England and joined the British Army in late 1997 as a Light Infantryman.

WO1 Paton was a student of class 67 of the United States Sergeants Major Academy. He was the first British Soldier to attend the world-class Non-Commissioned Officer educational institution since 1989. Whilst at the academy WO1 Paton built an extensive network across the US Army and other international partners. He has proactively harnessed this network to gain and share best practice with his fellow alumni, thereby improving the lives of British Soldiers and enhancing the professional reputation of the British Army.