Lieutenant Colonel Robert W. Phillips is the United States Army War College Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace. He was commissioned in 1998 the Army as an Infantry officer in 1998 and served in airborne, air assault, and mechanized infantry units. In 2007, LTC Phillips transitioned to the Public Affairs career field. From 2007-2011, LTC Phillips served as an Observer, Controller and Mentor at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) at Ft. Polk, Louisiana. From 2012-2015, LTC Phillips served as Public Affairs Planner at NATOs Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), Mons, Belgium. From 2015-2017, LTC Phillips was the 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs Officer at Schofield Barracks Hawaii.
Most recently, LTC Phillips served as the Public Affairs Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Army, General Mark A. Milley. LTC Phillips served several tours in Europe, the Pacific, and has multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. LTC Phillips holds a BA in History from Western Kentucky University (1998), and a MA in National Security Affairs and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College (2012).