Command Sergeant Major Ronald Phillips was born in West Virginia and entered active duty in May 1958. He went through basic training and Advanced Individual Training at Ft Hood, Texas. He was assigned to Ingrandes General Depot as the High Dollar Value Item Manager for the Depot. He was promoted from E-3 to E-5 in 14 months. During his 22 year career, he was assigned to positions of increasing responsibility in the United States, Germany, South Vietnam and Korea. A highlight of his career was his selection by the Department of the Army for attache’ duty with the Defense Attache’ Office in the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. After graduation from the Sergeants Major Academy, he was selected to fill a major’s position at the US Army Military Personnel Center (MILPERCEN). While at MILPERCEN, he was selected below the zone to Command Sergeant Major (E-9).Throughout his career he was known as a non-commissioned officer of the highest integrity, one who truly portrayed the professional and personal image of a dedicated Quartermaster.
US Army Quartermaster Corps
The Quartermaster Hall of Fame award is the highest form of recognition the Corps offers. This much coveted award honors individuals who are judged to have made the most significant contributions to the overall history and traditions of the Quartermaster Corps.