MG John Phillips (USAF-Ret) | Partner
Gen. Phillips was the former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Logistics). John brings more than 30 years of comprehensive acquisition, aviation, IT, logistics and leadership experience to the organization. He served as Vice President of Government Services for Honeywell, where he has held several positions of increasing importance since 1997. Prior to joining Honeywell, John served as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Logistics), overseeing an organization of 850,000 military and civilian personnel with a budget of $114B where he established an outsourcing and privatization program for the federal government. He led the 1994 Quadrennial Defense Review. The recipient of over 250 awards and decorations, John was honored with Vice President Al Gore’s Hammer Award in 1999.
John served for more than 27 years in the United States Air Force, retiring with the rank of Major General. His last assignment was Commander, McClellen AFB, California. The military depot was responsible for aircraft, satellites and microelectronic technology. John earned the highest Department of Defense certifications (level III) in Program Management, Acquisitions Logistics, and Computer Systems Development (DOD Black Belt equivalent). He is a fighter pilot with over 3,000 flying hours, 300 hours in combat. He earned wings as a navigator and pilot and was awarded German pilot wings. He has flown the F-15, F-111, T-38, KC-135 and T-37 aircraft. He is an internationally known speaker and consultant on National Defense.
Robb Watters | COO
Mr. Watters has been an advisor to numerous US Government agencies and branches. He also has worked with America’s leading technology and telecommunication companies in helping them with their business strategies. Mr Watters began his career as senior staff to two members of The US House Committee of Appropriations. Watters years of working on appropriations and budget issues gives him a unique insight into the inner workings of Government and the procurement process.