Colonel Keith L. Phillips, USAF (Retired)
Keith L. Phillips, Advisory Board, retired from the Air Force in 2015 after 26 years of service, which included extensive experience in space operations, intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) operations, diplomatic affairs, and intelligence operations. His final assignment was as the Air Attaché and Chief of Attaché Operations at the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Prior to the UAE, Keith served as the Defense Attaché and Senior Defense Official at the U.S. Embassy in Algeria, as well as the Air Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan. As an Attaché, Keith was the primary representative of the Defense Intelligence Agency at the US Embassy, providing expertise and analysis to operationalize intelligence support, counterterrorism, force protection, air and space, technology, and security awareness. He advised the U. S. Ambassador, Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Africa Command, and U.S. Central Command on operational intelligence to support national interests and obligations.
Before joining the ranks of the military diplomatic corps, Keith served as Flight Commander of the Minuteman III ICBM; Chief of Military Satellite Communications Requirements Branch; Chief of Polar Military Satellite Communications Systems–Air Force Space Command; Chief of Joint Space Operations; Assistant Chief of the Standardization and Evaluation Division; Chief of Mobile Space Operations–4th Space Operations Squadron; and Associate Professor at the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College.
Keith received his Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy, and his Master of Science degree in Space Systems Management from Webster University. He is also a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, Air War College, and the Joint Forces Staff College.