Lieutenant Colonel William Phillips began his Military career on November 4, 1991 when he enlisted into the U.S. Army. He attended Accelerated Officer Candidate School (OCS) through the Georgia Military Institute and received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in 2003 as an Infantry Platoon Leader. During his military career he has served in several key leadership positions at the platoon, company, battalion, and brigade level. He has also served as the Legislative Liaison and is currently serving as the State Public Affairs Officer for the Arkansas National Guard.
LTC Phillips has received multiple awards and decorations throughout his distinguished career to include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, National Infantry Association Order of Saint Maurice – Centurion, and the U.S. Cavalry and Armor Association Order of Saint Maurice, Bronze Award.
LTC Phillips military education includes Advanced Operations Course, Intermediate Level Education, Maneuver Captains Career Course, Cavalry Leader’s Course, Public Affairs Qualification Course, and the Army National Guard Strategic Planning and Management Course.
LTC Phillips is a 2019 summa cum laude graduate from University of Charleston West Virginia with a Masters in Strategic Leadership. His military association membership includes the Enlisted Association of the Arkansas National Guard, the National Guard Association of Arkansas, the National Infantry Association, the U.S. Cavalry and Armor Association, and Military Officer’s Association of America. He volunteers with civic associations such as the 100 Black Men of Greater Little Rock and AR Kids Read. LTC Phillips is a proud husband to Tracie and father to his six children. The Phillips family resides in Little Rock, Arkansas.