John F. Phillips

John Phillips, former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Logistics) under President Clinton’s Administration, joined Honeywell as Vice President of Aftermarket Growth in July 1997. John has a long and distinguished career in public service as well as considerable experience in logistics, aviation and computer program management. Specifically, he brings more than twenty years of comprehensive logistics experience to Honeywell Aerospace.

Most recently, John was the principal advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition & Technology) for policy and oversight of logistics activities and for certain functional areas such as material management, maintenance, transportation and logistics systems development. Between 1992 and 1995, he commanded the Sacramento Air Logistics Center at McClellan Air Force Base in California. The center provides world-wide logistics support to a number of aircraft including the F-117 Stealth Fighter, F-22, F-111, A-10, and KC-135. The center also managed space satellite operations and sustainment.

Previously, he commanded the Logistics Management Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio and subsequently led a consolidation of similar logistics systems of all military services into an umbrella organization called the Joint Logistics System Center. This consolidation - a tremendously complex undertaking, resulted in streamlined operations for taxpayers and increased efficiencies of our military logistics operations.

John served for more than 30 years in the United States Air Force, retiring with the rank of Major General. He is an experienced pilot, navigator and instructor pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours, including more than 300 combat flying hours over Vietnam. He has flown T-37, T-38, KC-135, F/EF-111, and F-15 aircraft.

John earned the highest Department of Defense certifications (level III) in Program Management, Acquisitions Logistics, and Computer Systems Development (DoD Black Belt equivalent).

John is the recipient of numerous awards and decorations, including 1999 Vice President Gore’s Hammer Award, 2000 National Defense Industrial Associations “Logistician Emeritus” award, 1998 International Man of the Year, the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Air Force Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Combat Readiness Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, American and German Pilots Wings, the Secretary of Defense Awards for Outstanding Public Service, and the Defense Distinguished Public Service Medal.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry from Jarvis Christian College, Hawkins, Texas, and a Masters of Science Degree in Logistics Management from the Air Force Institute of technology. In addition, he is a graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; the National War College; Defense Systems Management College; Industrial College of the Armed Forces; and the University of Southern California, School for Safety Engineering.

Active in civic affairs, John is currently a member of the Board of Advisors for Industry Conference Board, International Society of Logistics Engineers, Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Conference, Board of Governors for Boys & Girls Club of America, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, and is chairman of the Board of Advisors of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. His other accomplishments include co-authoring the book, “Military Project Management” as well as numerous articles and lectures on leadership and management. He and his wife Blanche have three daughters, one son and four grandchildren.