Philip Henry III
Phil is a US Air Force Vietnam veteran and served 2 tours of duty in the Vietnam War as a signals intelligence specialist, directly supporting tactical air operations over north Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. He then worked for Lockheed Missiles & Space Company as a senior mission controller, responsible for managing the command & control of advanced defense program satellites. Phil lived in the UK for over 25 years and worked in a number of European countries as a consultant in senior management and director level positions in the pharmaceutical, aerospace, and telecommunications industries. His roles included business startups, mergers, business change, and managing large scale technical projects. Phil returned to the USA in 2006 and qualified as a Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute. He worked for the County of San Luis Obispo as a project manager in the IT Department. He also managed the County communications shop and subsequently retired from the County in 2014. After his retirement, Phil was asked to create and teach a customized project management course for the County Planning Department. Phil is past president of the Fairways at Black Lake Homeowners Association and still serves on the Board of Directors. He is the Jr. Vice Commander for the Veterans of Foreign Wars South County (Nipomo) Post 10978 and works behind the scenes supporting community and charitable events in the south county. Phil lives in Nipomo with his wife and best friend, Janine.