SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill., July 23, 2010 - Col. Paul C. Hurley is the newest deputy commander at Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command. Prior to assuming his current position, Hurley served as the Coalition J-4, Multinational Corps - Iraq, with subsequent duty as the Deputy J-4, U.S. Forces - Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom. As deputy commander, he is responsible for running SDDC\'s joint, global distribution of Department of Defense surface cargoes. Additionally, Hurley will direct SDDC terminal unit locations around the world. These responsibilities impact Joint Service force deployment and logistics operations. His education includes a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering technology from Texas A&M University, as well as masters degrees in industrial engineering from the University of Tennessee and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Air Force Air University. His military education includes the Transportation Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Air Force War College. SDDC provides global surface deployment and distribution services to meet the nation's objectives and deploys and sustains more than 90 percent of Department of Defense equipment and supplies by leveraging the capability of commercial industry and other military services. Visit SDDC at: