G Phillips

Gordon D. Phillips, Lt Col, USAF (Ret)

Summary of Qualifications

  • TS/SCI clearance
  • Built a Church Security Program from inception to a fully trained, highly functional team in 90 days
  • Combat proven leader in stressful, time-critical situations requiring command decisions and strategic judgment in air and ground theaters of operations in direct support/coordination with Air Operations Centers
  • Led USAF’s Distributed Mission Operations Center (DMOC) through 15 large-scale distributed mission operations training exercises involving C2 integration from tactical, operational to strategic control
  • Built, inspired & mentored C2 teams to increased productivity & efficiency in peace and wartime in Southwest Asia, Afghanistan, Eastern Europe and NORTHCOM areas of operations


Training/Exercise Specific

  • Air Operation Center Government Contractor Instructor/Subject Matter Expert, 2009-2013
  • Four Combat Tours: Operations DESERT STORM & IRAQI FREEDOM (Iraq), ENDURING FREEDOM (Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan), & Air War Over Serbia; 1991-2008
  • Air Operation Team Chief Course, 2008
  • Joint Air & Space Operations Senior Staff Course, 2006
  • Joint Air Commanders Syllabus, 2006
  • Command & Control Package Commander, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, 2003


  • Commanded Afghan Provisional Reconstruction Team of 200 US/Afghan military, USAID, DoS and USDA representatives. Planned/executed $200M in reconstruction efforts for 2,000,000 Afghans
  • Led E-3 deployment as Director of Operations & Mission Crew Commander to OIF. Combat C2 experience in Operations DESERT STORM, ALLIED FORCE, OIF & OEF. Total E-3 hours: 5000+/Combat hours: 1200


  • Led his 100-man team through four-month Afghanistan deployment training program with 82d Airborne Division
  • Developed training program that prepared and certified 200 E-3 aviators for deployment to OIF
  • Led development/execution of realistic training scenarios preparing US/coalition members for deployment
  • Trained/certified 200 C2 operators in ROE/Escalation of Force measures for Defense of North America


  • Briefed members of Congress, US & coalition General Officers on security, reconstruction, and government strengthening efforts & drug production curtailment in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
  • Awarded Air Education & Training Command Master Instructor

Employment History

  • 2014-Present Director of Security, Copper Pointe Church
  • 2009-2013 Air Combat Operations Command & Control Subject Matter Expert, Engility/L-3Com
  • 2008-2009 Deputy Commander, 505th Distributed Warfare Group, Kirtland AFB. NM
  • 2007-2008 Commander, Provincial Reconstruction Team, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
  • 2004-2006 Commander, USAF Distributed Mission Operations Center, Kirtland AFB, NM
  • 2002-2004 Director of Operations, 963rd & 965th Air Control Squadrons, Tinker AFB, OK
  • 1999-2002 HQ AF Executive Officer & Counterdrug Operations Officer, Pentagon, Washington DC
  • 1986-2004 E-3 Mission Crew Commander, tactical application of airpower at various classified locations


  • USAF Air War College
  • USAF Air Command & Staff College
  • M.S. Counseling & Human Development (Magna cum Laude), Troy State University, AL
  • B.S. Aviation Management (Magna cum Laude), Troy State University, AL