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Paul William Gulgowski, German language, social science, and history educator. Certified teacher, social science, German and history. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters; commander's cross German Order of Merit.


Gulgowski, Paul William was born on July 4, 1940 in Oberhausen, Germany. Son of Paul and Katharina (van Look) Gulgowski.


Bachelor of Science, University Texas, El Paso, 1970. Master of Arts, Marquette University, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy, University Bremen, Germany, 1981.


Second in command Lieutenant, United States Army, 1970;advanced through grades to major, United States Army, 1981;general staff officer, commander, combat and support forces United States Army, worldwide, 1970-1980;political advisor, forces commander, United States Army, Germany, 1980-1982;professor German, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1982-1985;personal representative of, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Land Forces commander, Heidelberg, Germany, 1985-1987;retired, United States Army, 1987;lecturer German and foreign language study methodology, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, since 1993.


  • Certified teacher, social science, German and history.



Chief historian United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Washington, 1992-1994. Commander northwestern United States Coast Guard 9th, since 1994. Vice president Wisconsin Professional Education & Information Council, 1997-1999, president, since 2000.

Member Phi Kappa Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: classical music, literature, skiing, boating.


Married Heide Anna Maria Hegenscheidt, July 6, 1989. Children: Audrey-Annette, Paul William.

Paul Gulgowski

Katharina (van Look) Gulgowski

Heide Anna Maria Hegenscheidt

Audrey-Annette Gulgowski

Paul William Gulgowski