In Dell’s government business, we like to say that we are “here to serve.” We’re very proud to have customers that are incredibly dedicated to their jobs and committed to serving their community and their country. These customers are certainly not in it for the money – they work where they do because they believe in what they do and at Dell, we see it as our duty to help them accomplish their mission more effectively and efficiently. In many cases, Dell team members in all parts of the company have extended this commitment to continued active service to their country by serving in National Guard and Reserve units of the military. Recently, we had one of these team members take an extra step and distinguish himself with an exceptional honor.
At a ceremony last week, our own Paul Maas, director of Air Force and Defense Intel sales, was promoted to Brigadier General in the Maryland Air National Guard. As part of his duties in the Air Force, Maas will direct the Air-Staff assigned to the Maryland Joint Force Headquarters in providing higher headquarters support to over 1,600 personnel. He will answer directly to the Maryland Assistant Adjutant General – Air and The Adjutant General, ensuring that the units of the Maryland Air National Guard are organized, trained and equipped to support federal and state missions. Additionally, he will be the principle advisor and primary advocate for strategic initiatives. General Maas has truly taken Dell’s dedication to our service members to the next level and really given meaning to “the power to do more.”
General Maas is certainly no stranger to the service. After first enlisting in the Air Force in 1978 as a computer operator, he was commissioned in 1986 at the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science, McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base in Tennessee, and has since served for over 26 years through the Air National Guard ranks. Paul’s numerous awards and decorations are a testament to his hard work and dedication and include the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Achievement Medal, and Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters.
On behalf of the rest of the Dell Federal organization and many others at Dell, I’d like to congratulate the newly promoted General Paul Maas on not only this great honor, but more importantly, his many years of exceptional service to Dell and his country – we are certainly proud and fortunate to have him as a part of our team.