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Shawn Phillips

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Valley Forge Military College


Shawn A. 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 U.S. Army National Guard.  While serving in the New Jersey National Guard as an Armor Scout Platoon Leader, he completed his Bachelor’s 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.


In 2010, Shawn went back to his alma mater to serve as the Superintendent of Valley Forge Military Academy and College in Wayne, Pennsylvania.  During his tenure there he guided the school to its first balanced budget in seven years, improved retention, re-established the Horsemanship program, Rifle/Marksmanship program and provided key leadership in transitioning the school to use the military model as it relates to today’s best leadership practices.

Shawn is currently serving his country once again as a member of the Department of Homeland Security, National Operations Center working as a Senior Watch Officer.


Shawn is married to Dr. Cheryl Phillips who is a practicing veterinarian and they have three children; Savannah (17), Colton (14) and Taylor (11).