J. Paul Montgomery established Hero's in 1989, an organization which serves as a mentoring program for students so that they can afford to attend college.
AUSTIN, TX, February 26, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present J. Paul Montgomery with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Montgomery celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
After devoting more than 20 years of his career to the military as a U.S. Army intelligence officer and recruiter in Killeen, Mr. Montgomery began working in field of nonprofit leadership. In 1984, he found success as a foundation administrator and the founder of COTA, Inc., in Clermont, Florida, and Granville, South Carolina, where he remained until 1987. Two years later, Mr. Montgomery established Hero's in 1989, an organization which serves as a mentoring program for students so that they can afford to attend college. To qualify, students must come from homes whose families earn less than a $50,000 annually.
Mr. Montgomery received an Associate of Arts at Columbia College in 1980. He later attained a master's degree at the University of South Carolina in 1986. He is a licensed Baptist minister. In 2011, Mr. Montgomery authored his first book, "Mama's Black Child."
Born and raised in the south, Mr. Montgomery encountered numerous obstacles as an African American. Deciding to enlist in the U.S. Army at the age of 18, he served his country between 1959 and 1980. During his enlistment, he was deployed to Vietnam, where he directed combat operations and was required to coordinate with infantry engineers and other combat personnel. He likewise coordinated with air cavalry. Mr. Montgomery's company was very successful, highly decorated and honored as the top tank company in Vietnam, awarded the President Unit Citation for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Due to his dedication and service to the military, Mr. Montgomery has been an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans. Recognized for his achievements in the U.S. Army, he received recognition from a local community college in 1993. Among other accolades, he received a Meritorious Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and an Army Commendation Medal from the U.S. Army for his service. Mr. Montgomery was also recognized for his civic duties in the state of Florida and was named Man of the Year.
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