LTC Paul F. Evangelista was commissioned as an Engineer officer from the United States Military Academy in 1996. Upon completion of the Engineer Officer Basic Course, LTC Evangelista served as a platoon leader, company executive officer, and battalion maintenance officer with the 65th Engineer Battalion, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. In 2000 LTC Evangelista completed the Engineer Captains Career Course and was assigned as the S4 for the 41st Engineer Battalion, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, NY. While at Fort Drum, he assumed command of the 642nd Engineer Company (Combat Support Equipment) and deployed with the company to Iraq in 2003. Upon returning from Iraq, LTC Evangelista started graduate school at Rensselaer Polytechnic University where he eventually earned an M.S. in Operations Research and Statistics and a Ph.D. in Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems. From 2005 to 2008, LTC Evangelista served as an assistant professor in the Department of Systems Engineering and career field designated as an operations research / systems analyst (ORSA). As an ORSA, LTC Evangelista was assigned to the TRADOC Analysis Center (Monterey) , located at the Naval Postgraduate School, where he served from 2008-2012.
From January 2011 - July 2011 LTC Evangelista deployed as an analyst at ISAF headquarters, Kabul, Afghanistan. In June of 2012, LTC Evangelista was assigned as an Academy Professor in the Department of Systems Engineering at USMA. From June of 2013 to December of 2013, LTC Evangelista deployed to serve as the Chief ORSA, CJTF Paladin, Bagram, Afghanistan. During his current assignment at USMA, LTC Evangelista has served as the Systems Management Program Director, Department Executive Officer, and he currently serves as the Director for the Operations Research Center. LTC Evangelista is a licensed professional engineer in the State of New York.