Paul Saaranen is currently serving as at the GSO and POSHO in Podgorica. Paul recently served as an AGSO in Baghdad, Foreign Affairs Officer with the Office of International Religious Freedom in the Bureau of Human Rights Democracy and Labor with a portfolio of counties in the Arabian Peninsula. Paul served as a General Services Officer and Facilities Manager in Tajikistan and Swaziland prior to his tour in Washington DC with IRF. He is a former public school superintendent and principal and has experience as a first line supervisor in an industrial power generating station. Paul holds two graduate degrees, an Ed.S. Educational Administration, an MA in Administrative Services and a BS in Education from Northern Michigan University.