Major General John H. Phillips

Commanding General

Major General Phillips, a native of York, Pennsylvania, was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps following graduation from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1990. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. 

Spending the first 10‐1/2 years on active duty, he served as a Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, in the 51st Signal Battalion (Airborne); Platoon Leader, F/51st Infantry Regiment (Long Range Surveillance); and S‐6, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division during his first tour at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He then served as S‐6 and HHC Commander, 4th Brigade, 1st Armored Division in Hanau, Germany and Executive Officer, Georgia Institute of Technology Reserve Officer Training Corps in Atlanta. 

In 2001, he entered the Army Reserve and performed his first reserve duty just three weeks before 9/11. His key staff assignments include: G‐3 Operations, 108th Training Command; G‐3 ARFORGEN, United States Forces Command; G‐6, United States Army Central; and G‐6, United States Army Europe.

He has deployed in support of OPERATIONs JOINT FORGE as S‐6, 4th Brigade, 1st Armored Div  (1997‐

1998); IRAQI FREEDOM as S‐6, 172nd Corps Support Group (2004) and Commander, 324th Signal Battalion (2006‐2007);  ENDURING  FREEDOM  as  S‐3,  359th  Theater  Tactical  Signal  Brigade  and  Director,  Joint

NETOPS  Control  Center‐Afghanistan  (2010‐2011);  FREEDOMS  SENTINEL  as  Deputy  Commander,  335th Signal Command (Theater) (Provisional), (2015‐2016); and INHERENT RESOLVE & SPARTAN SHIELD as the Commanding  General,  335th  Signal  Command  (Theater)(Provisional),  (2017‐2018).    His  additional command  time  includes  Commander,  2nd  Brigade,  100th  Division  (Sacramento,  California)  and  Rear‐Detachment Commander, 451st Expeditionary Sustainment Command (Wichita, Kansas).

Major  General  Phillips’  military  schooling  includes  the  Signal Officer  Basic  Course,  U.S. Marine  Corps’ Command and Control Systems Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Command and General Staff  College,  and  Advanced  Joint  Professional  Military  Education.

He has been decorated with the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (4th award) and numerous other individual, service and campaign medals. He has earned the Combat Action Badge, Ranger Tab, Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Royal Australian Parachutist Badge. 

He resides in Laurinburg, North Carolina and has been married to his wife Sherrie, a doctor of physical therapy, for 26 years.  They have two sons, Stone (23) an Electrical Engineer with Honeywell Aerospace and Ryan (19) a sophomore Computer and Electrical Engineering major at North Carolina State University; both are Eagle Scouts.