From a small town in Tennessee, Bill Phillips went on to a 30+ year career in the United States Army, where he retired as a Lieutenant General. At the time of his retirement in 2014, Phillips was the most senior Army Aviator on active duty. He has 30+ years of aviation and acquisition experience in command & staff positions, and is qualified in CH-47, UH-1, & OH-58. After retirement, Phillips went to work for Boeing. He serves as Vice President, Army/Special Operations Forces (SOF)/Latin America and Huntsville Customer Engagement, BDS, Global Sales & Marketing. He is responsible for seven Field Marketing offices supporting Army, Special Forces and Latin America.