Robert E. Philpott
Colonel Robert E. Philpott was commissioned an Engineer Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 01-82, 11 March 1982. His first duty assignment was as Training Officer, B Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Brigade, U.S. Army Training Center Engineer, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, A Company, 5th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Corps), Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Executive Officer, A Company 5th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Corps), Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Construction Officer, Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Fort Indiantown Gap, PA; Battalion Maintenance Officer, 2nd Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Republic of Korea; Test Management Officer, Directorate of Combat Developments, U.S. Army Engineer School, Fort Belvoir, VA; Assistant Battalion, S-3, 554th Engineer Battalion, Fort Belvoir, VA; Commander, B Co, 2nd Battalion, 392nd Regiment, 98th Division, Ithaca, NY; Commander, D Co, 1st Battalion, 392nd Regiment, 98th Division Horseheads, NY; Linguist Team Chief, A Detachment, 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, Mattydale, NY; Civil Military Officer, S-5, 16th Corps Support Group, Operation Joint Endeavor, Bosnia; Commander, B Detachment, 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, Mattydale, NY; Executive Officer, 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, Mattydale, NY; Commander, 414th Civil Affairs Battalion, Utica, NY; Deputy Brigade S-3, 354th Civil Affairs Brigade, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Bagdad, Iraq; Government Team Chief, 304th Civil Affairs Brigade, Philadelphia, PA; Brigade S-3, 304th Civil Affairs Brigade, Philadelphia, PA; Deputy Commanding Officer, 304th Civil Affairs Brigade, Philadelphia, PA; Commander, 304th Civil Affairs Brigade (CONUS), Philadelphia, PA. He is retired and currently serves as Fire Captain for the City of Elmira Fire Department in Elmira, NY. He also serves as Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for Guthrie Corning Hospital in Corning, NY. He is a FEMA certified Master Exercise Practitioner, and a Certified Emergency Manager through the International Association of Emergency Managers. | Colonel Philpott is a graduate of the Airborne School, Engineer Officer Basic Course, Engineer Officer Advanced Course, Material Developers Course, Combined Arms and Service Staff School, Civil Affairs Advanced Course, Command and General Staff Officers Course, NATO School Civil Military Cooperation Strategic and Operational Planning Course. | His military awards include Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, and Army Commendation Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters) Army Achievement Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), National Defense Service Medal (with Service Star), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal Silver Hourglass and Mobilization device), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, and Parachutist Badge.