Paul “Puck” Esposito
Captain, US Navy Retired
Captain Esposito, USN (Ret.), native of Old Bethpage, New York, holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management from Siena College, and a Master’s in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. A 30-year Navy veteran and aviator, his career includes assignments with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 15, Canadian Forces’ Maritime Helicopter Squadron 423, USS Nassau LHA-4, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 3, and as the executive and commanding officer of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 5.
Assignments to shore and staff billets include Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 1, CHSWL Weapons Training Unit, Head Officer Promotion Plans, Chief Staff Officer CHSWL, and Executive Secretariat for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. He also served as Commander Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Atlantic, the largest and most diverse aviation wing in the U.S. Navy. Prior to taking over as director of the AU Veterans Resource Center, he served as the Commanding Officer of the Auburn-Tuskegee NROTC consortium from July 2013 until August 2016.