[sticklist] - VF Appoints New Superintendent

Richard Forno rforno at infowarrior.org
Thu Jul 22 08:58:08 CDT 2010

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(Via VF official e-mail list)

July 22, 2010 - WAYNE, PA

Valley Forge Military Academy & College is pleased to announce the appointment of Lieutenant Colonel Shawn A. Phillips as the new Superintendent for the organization.
LTC Phillips is a 1988 Distinguished Military Graduate of Valley Forge Military College where he received his Associates Degree in Business and his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Reserve.  While serving in the New Jersey Army National Guard as an Armor Scout Platoon Leader, he completed his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland at College Park.  He is a graduate of the Infantry Officers Basic and Advanced Course, Combined Arms Selective Service School and the Air Command and Staff College.  He holds a Masters of Public Administration from Auburn University of Montgomery and Master of Military Operational Art and Science from the Air University in Montgomery, Alabama.
LTC Phillips has served in a number of command and staff assignments.  He began his active duty career in 1990 with the 25th Infantry Division (Light) at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii serving in succession (1991-94) as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Rifle Company Executive Officer, Battalion Logistics Officer (S4) and Battalion Assistant Operations Officer (AS3).  He then served with Cadet Command as an Assistant Professor of Military Science teaching ROTC at the University of Delaware, Newark Delaware (1995-97).  LTC Phillips then moved to Fort Drum, New York and from 1997-1999 commanded Headquarters and Headquarters Company and Bravo Company in the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (Light).  He then transferred to the 78th Division, Training Support Brigade at Fort Drum and served as the Brigade Plans and Operations Officer for two years. Upon graduating from the Air Command and Staff College in 2002, he was then assigned to the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) also known as the Bastogne Brigade.  He has served as the Brigade Logistics Officer, a Battalion Operations Officer in combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom and as the Bastogne Brigade Executive Officer.  In 2005, LTC Phillips was assigned to the National Military Command Center on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon and served as a Nuclear Strike Advisor and the Assistant Deputy Director for Operations for three years.  In 2008, LTC Phillips joined the Office of the Chief of Staff, Army as the Assistant Executive Officer to the Director of the Army Staff, Headquarters, Department of the Army.
LTC Phillips has participated in both peacekeeping and combat operations. He served as a company commander as part of the Multinational Force and Observation Unit Sinai, Egypt as well as serving as the Brigade S4 and Battalion Operations Officer during Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He is a graduate of the US Army Ranger School, Airborne School, Air Assault School, and has earned his Expert and Combat Infantryman's Badge, Joint Staff Identification Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.  LTC Phillips awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), and the Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC).
LTC Phillips is joined by his wife, Dr. Cheryl Phillips who is a practicing veterinarian and their three children; Savannah, Colton and Taylor. 
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