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Phillip E. Lathrop:

Military Branch:United States Airforce
Phillip E. Lathrop, a senior intelligence professional, is Chief Scientist of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. It is the Air Force and Department of Defense center of excellence for all-source air and space intelligence. The center supports U.S. Air Force and joint operational, acquisition and policy-making customers at the national intelligence community level. Mr. Lathrop assures the timely delivery of relevant intelligence data products and services that satisfy the needs of customers and partners.
Mr. Lathrop is originally from Lawrenceville, Ill., and graduated from Lawrenceville Township High School in 1965. Following graduation from Southern Illinois University, he attended Officer Training School at Lackland AFB, Texas, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1969. Following four years of military service, he entered federal civil service. During his 31-year association with the Air Force, Mr. Lathrop has served in various assignments within the intelligence community.
Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Lathrop served as NAIC's associate chief scientist for the Data Exploitation Directorate.
EDUCATION
1969 Bachelor of science degree in engineering, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
1986 Career Broadening Program, Foreign Technology Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
1994 Master of business administration degree in finance, Wright State University, Fairborn, Ohio
CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. October 1969 - October 1975, project manager for foreign materiel exploitation, Foreign Technology Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2. November 1975 - March 1981, electronic countermeasures analyst in scientific and technical intelligence, Foreign Technology Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. April 1981 - May 1985, group leader, Countermeasures Branch, Foreign Technology Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. June 1985 - March 1987, Chief, Low Observables Office, Foreign Technology Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. April 1987 - September 1991, technical adviser, Aerodynamic Weapon Systems Division, Foreign Technology Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. October 1991 - January 1994, Chief, Engineering Division, National Air Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
7. February 1994 - March 1995, Chief, Command, Control and Communications, and Computer Networks Division, NAIC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. April 1995 - May 1997, Chief, Integrated Air Defense Systems Division, NAIC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. June 1997 - April 2000, Director, Global Threat Directorate, NAIC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
10. May 2000 - April 2003, Associate Chief Scientist, Data Exploitation Directorate, NAIC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
11. April 2003 - present, Chief Scientist, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
AWARDS AND HONORS
1970 Air Force Commendation Medal
1987 Commander's Award for Merit in Management, Foreign Technology Division
1993 Commander's Award for Merit - Quality Process Improvement Team, NAIC
1994 Manager of the Year, Air Force Association
1999 Major General Harold E. Watson Award, NAIC
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1984 - 1987, U.S. Air Force representative and chairman, Low Observable Technology Working Group, Scientific and Technical Intelligence Committee
1991 - 1994, U.S. Air Force representative and chairman, Air Weapon Systems Subcommittee, Weapon and Space Systems Intelligence Committee

 

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