Mr. Darrell K. Phillipson is currently the Director, Research Collaboration & Computing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.  He has a broad base of work experience, beginning with his first assignment in the Air Force as a Missile Systems Maintenance Specialist.  As a member of Strategic Air Command, he gained valuable experience in the proper handling of Nuclear Weapons-Related Materiel through his role in maintaining the USAF Minuteman and Peacekeeper missile force.  Mr. Phillipson has held numerous leadership roles which include leading the 30-member modeling and simulation team for SECDEF #1 classified program at Kirtland AFB NM, managing the largest AFRL Directed Energy Directorate Division of more than 150 personnel at Kirtland AFB NM, leading the development of the AFRL Strategic Plan as the AFRL Strategic Planning & Transformation Division Chief, and leading the development of the first ever Engineering Enterprise (EE) Strategic Plan as well as establishing the EE Executive cousil while serving as the Command lead for systems engineering at HQ AFMC.  In total, Mr. Phillipson has acquisition experience with AF, Army, Navy, NASA, NRO, NSA, NASIC, NIMA, and DARPA.  This experience includes 24 years of solving AF & DoD issues from multiple perspectives (enlisted, officer, civilian, contractor, and independent business owner).  Throughout his career, Mr. Phillipson has excelled in program management, project management and administration, technology management/integration/implementation, engineering management, supervision, systems/product/engineering, and other engineer/scientist roles. 

1996 Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (Internationally recognized thesis on Rapid Prototyping presented in Nottingham, England)
1995 Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering, USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado (Awarded Graduate Scholarship Program Scholarship, as top mechanical engineering graduate)

1. 2014-2015 Director, Research Collaboration & Computing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2. 2011-2014 Chief, Systems Engineering Division, Engineering & Technical Management Directorate, HQ Air Force
Material Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. 2010-2011 Chief, Strategic Planning & Transformation Division, Strategic Planning & Transformation Division,
Plans and Programs Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. 2009-2010 Chief, Transformation Branch, Strategic Planning & Transformation Division, Plans and Programs
Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. 2007-2009 Deputy Chief, Space Division (Space & Missile Systems Sector), Plans and Programs Directorate, Wright- 
Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. 2004-2007 Systems Engineer Staff - Horizontal Integration Lead, Integrated Systems and Solutions, Lockheed   
Martin, Goodyear, Arizona
7. 2004-2006 Systems Engineer Staff - Lead Systems Engineer, Integrated Systems and Solutions, Lockheed Martin,
Goodyear, Arizona
8. 2003-2004 Registered Representative and Agent, First Command Financial Planning, Glendale, Arizona
9. 2001-2003 Senior Systems Engineer, Spectrum Astro Incorporated, Gilbert, Arizona
10. 1989-2001 USAF, Various Locations, Deputy Chief, Advanced Optics and Imaging Division; Space Situational Awareness Program Manager, Advanced Imaging Systems Lead Engineer, Satellite Systems Engineer, Missile Systems Maintenance Specialist

2013 HQ AFMC/EN 1st Quarter and Civilian of the Year
2013 (2) & 2014 (2) HQ AFMC Performance & Time-Off Awards
2009 Special Act or Service Award
2008 4th Quarter AFRL HQ Manager of the Quarter
2008 Special Act or Service Award 
2006 Special Recognition Award (Individual Contributor)
2005 Lockheed Martin Employee of the Month Award
2004 Significant Recognition Award (Individual Contributor)
2000 Air Force Commendation Medal
2000 Air Force Achievement Awards (2 AFRL Team Awards)
1999 Air Force Achievement Medal

Air War College Graduate
Level 3 Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering Acquisitions Training
Level 2 Program Management Acquisitions Training
Project Portfolio Management Training
Multiple Lockheed Martin Corporate Training Programs (ex: Artemis, EVMS, DOORS)
Financial Planning Series 6, 63
Arizona Life Insurance Testing and Certification

(Current as of January 2015)