In 1974, Paul commanded C Coy 2/4RAR in Butterworth and left the Battalion in September 1975. He served on the staff of the Directorate of Infantry 1982 – ‘84 before returning to Townsville as Commanding Officer 2/4RAR in 1985 – ‘86. In 1989, Paul became the last Director of Infantry to hold that appointment in Canberra. As Director of Infantry, he also held the appointments of Head of Corps and Regimental Colonel of the Royal Australian Regiment. Currently, Paul runs a NSW statutory authority concerned with transport safety. He has been on the RAR Association committee for five years and President for four. In addition to the RAR Association, he works with Legacy and Red Cross in a voluntary capacity.