Mr. Justin Phillips is the Director of Staff for the Air Force District of Washington, headquartered at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. AFDW is the Air Force component to the Joint Task Force National Capital Region and is responsible for organizing, training and equipping combat forces for aerospace expeditionary forces, homeland operations, civil support, national special security events and ceremonial events. AFDW also provides major command-level support for more than 33,000 military and civilian personnel assigned worldwide.

Prior to his current position, and before attending Eisenhower School, Mr. Phillips was the Chief of Resource Management for the Air Force Audit Agency. In that capacity, he served as the principal advisor to the Air Force Auditor General in managing AFAA’s financial and human resources. Responsibilities included overseeing planning, formulation, justification and execution of AFAA’s nearly $5M operating budget and directing human capital management for over 600 manpower authorizations, including recruitment, retention, performance management, employee management relations and physical and personnel security. He began his government career with AFAA in 2004. Since then, he has held additional positions at various locations with increased responsibilities to include Auditor at two Air Force major commands, Audit Manager, Executive Officer, Deputy Director and Division Chief. He has extensive experience leading performance audits for space and weapons system acquisitions.

2005 Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va.
2010 Master of Business Administration, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
2010 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2013 Defense Financial Management Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2019 Air Force Civilian Leadership Course, Warrenton, Va.
2021 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2023 Master of Science, National Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1. October 2004 – September 2007, Base-Level Auditor (GS-04 – 09), Atlantic Area Audit Office, AFAA, Langley Air Force Base, Va.
2.   September 2007 – December 2009, Center-Level Auditor (GS-09 – 12), Acquisition Area Audit Office, AFAA, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (October 2009 - December 2009, Auditor, AFAA, Joint Base Bagram, Afghanistan)
3.   December 2009 – March 2015, Enterprise-Level Audit Manager (GS-13), Acquisition Division, AFAA, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. March 2015 – January 2016, Executive Officer (GS-13), Acquisition, Logistics, and Financial Audits Directorate, AFAA, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. January 2016 – November 2017, Deputy Director of Staff (GS-14), Air Force Auditor General, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force (SAF/AG), Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
6. November 2017 – March 2019, Chief (GS-15), Operations Division, AFAA, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
7. March 2019 – November 2019, Supervisory Auditor (GS-14), Security and Special Program Audits Directorate, AFAA, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
8. November 2019 – August 2022, Chief (GS-15), Resource Management Division, AFAA, JB Andrews, Md.
9. August 2022 – June 2023, Student (GS-15), The Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
10. June 2023 – Present, Director of Staff (GS-15), Air Force District of Washington, JB Andrews, Md.
Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism
Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Air Force Exemplary Civilian Service Award
2011 DoD Certified Logistics Auditor, Level II
2012 DoD Certified Internal Acquisition Auditor, Level III
2013 Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisition Specialty
2017 DoD Financial Management Certification, Level III
American Society of Military Comptrollers
(Current as of June 2023)