Bill Phillips is Vice President, Army/Special Operations Forces (SOF)/Latin America and Huntsville Customer Engagement, BDS, Global Sales & Marketing. He is responsible for seven Field Marketing offices supporting Army, Special Forces and Latin America to include:  Huntsville, Tampa, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Fort Huachuca, Fort Rucker, Saint Louis and Brasilia (Brazil).

He retired from the U.S. Army on 31 May 2014 as the most senior Army Aviator on active duty.  He has 30+ years of aviation and acquisition experience in command & staff positions, and is qualified in CH-47, UH-1, & OH-58. Bill’s previous roles included joint assignments with CENTCOM, Defense Logistics Agency and Defense Contract Management Agency.  Key acquisition assignments include:  Deputy Program Executive Officer for Aviation, 2004 – 2007; Program Executive Officer for Ammunition, 2007 – 2009; and Commander Joint Contracting Command – Iraq and Afghanistan, 2009. He became a Lieutenant General in February 2010 and served as the Military Deputy to the Army Acquisition Executive and Acquisition Advisor to the Chief of Staff, Army and Secretary of the Army.

Bill began his Boeing career in May 2015.  He was appointed as Boeing’s Representative on the Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors. He earned a Bachelors of Science, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU); a Master’s of Science in Personnel Management, Troy State University; a Master’s of Science in Procurement and Materiel Management, Webster University; and a Master’s of Science, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University. He is a graduate of the Executive Program Management Course, Defense Acquisition University; and Leadership at the Peak.  In 2014 Bill earned an Honorary Doctorate from MTSU and was inducted into the Defense Acquisition University Hall of Fame. He was awarded the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) “Firepower Award,” 2013; the Army’s Acquisition Commander of the Year, 2000; the “Federal 100” Award – Federal Computer Weekly; and the Senior Army Aviator. 

KEYNOTE speaker

Carol Daniel began her career at the “Voice of St. Louis” in 1995 as an anchor, reporter and talk show host. She was hired when the program director was driving to Memphis with his family, and heard Carol on the air at a radio station in Cape Girardeau, MO. Two weeks later, she moved to St. Louis and was working at KMOX.

While she began her career in radio in college, she brings a wealth of experience to KMOX. She was once a campaign organizer, a recruiter for the U.S. Census Bureau, and even worked as a substitute teacher! Carol is a gifted motivational speaker who believes in the biblical verse, “To whom much is given, much is required.”

Carol helped launch the Emmy-winning television talk show, “Great Day St. Louis,” where she was a co-host for four years. She also is an award winning columnist. She was honored twice with a National Newspaper Association award for her column, “Carol’s Journal” which ran for nearly ten years in the St. Louis American Newspaper. In 2014, she published her first book, “All I Ever Wanted: Relationships, Marriage, Family.” A children’s book is in the works.

Carol has also been honored for her work by the Missouri Broadcasters Association, St. Louis Association of Black Journalists, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the Monsanto YWCA and she is a member of the YWCA Women’s Leader Class of 2005. She also received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Celebration Commission’s Distinguished Local Media award.

Carol is first and foremost a mother and wife. She and her husband are the proud and exhausted parents of two sons, Patrick Daniel Jr., the computer whiz, and Marcus Isiah Daniel, the actor and comedian.

Carol is a military brat, raised in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri where her father retired after 27 years in the US Army. She is a member of New Life in Christ Interdenominational Church in O’Fallon, Illinois where she and her husband launched the couple’s ministry, “Journey to Oneness” or “J2O.”


Radio personality, KMOX

The Mid America Army Birthday Ball is presented by the Scott Army Booster Club, a private, non-profit organization not affiliated with, endorsed by, or a part of the U.S. Government. The Booster Club was established to foster morale and promote the general benefit of United States Army personnel assigned to Scott Air Force Base, their families and the community.


2017 Mid America Army Birthday Ball

Guest speaker

Guest speaker

LTG BILL Phillips, USA (Ret.)

The Boeing Company

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Mid America Army Birthday Ball will feature both a Guest Speaker and a Keynote Speaker!