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Vice President for Operations

Tom Philipkosky, Citadel Vice President for OperationsColonel Thomas G. Philipkosky, USAF (Retired)
Vice President for Operations
Phone: (843) 953-6907
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Colonel Thomas G. Philipkosky, USAF (Retired), graduated from The Citadel in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and was commissioned through Air Force ROTC. His resident professional military education includes Squadron Officers School and Air Command and Staff College.

Colonel Philipkosky’s operational responsibilities have included Combat Crew Training School instructor, Director of Operations in an Air Refueling Squadron and commanding an airlift squadron. In 2007, he was deployed to Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, as the 376 Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) Vice Wing Commander. He is a master navigator with over 2,500 hours of flying time in the KC/EC/C-135 and T-43 aircraft.

Colonel Philipkosky retired from the United States Air Force on 1 June 2009, culminating 27 years of dedicated service to our nation. He returned to his alma mater to serve as the Executive Assistant to the President followed by the Associate Vice President for Operations.

On 1 July 2013, he assumed his current duties as the Vice President for Operations.

Col Philipkosky and his wife, Becky, have three children: Katie, Gregory (’13), and Megan.