John D Philo

Current City: Ocean Springs, MS
Chapter: Gulfcoast SCORE

I started my career path with the United States Air Force where I spent 22 yrs. I began as a physical conditioning specialist (judo instructor) and became a guidance system technician with the Titan II program. Was accepted into the Airman Education Commissioning Program and was Commissioned as a 2nd Lt. Spent the next ten years in various financial areas ending my career as a budget officer. After retiring from the Air Force, I took a position at Ingalls Shipbuilding a where I spent 25.5 year as the Financial Manager for two major shipbuilding programs.(The Ticondaroga Class Cruisers and the AEGIS Destroyers). While at the shipyard I also served as a adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern Mississippi where I taught finance and management courses. I retired from the shipyard in January 2003 and have served as a SCORE counselor since. I am currently a member of the board of the Gulf Hills Civic Association.




Colorado State University BS George Washington University MBA

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