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April 13-16, 2015 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

Air Commodore John Philliban

Air Commodore John Philliban
Head C4ISR Joint User, Joint Forces Command
United Kingdom Ministry of Defence

Air Commodore John Philliban took up his current appointment as Head of Joint User C4ISR & Cyber on January 31st 2014.  Prior to his current position and following a short stint at the Royal College of Defense in London, Philliban was on promotion to gp capt and was posted to RAF Leeming to take up Command of 90 Signals Unit in 2008.  On completion of this tour, Air Commodore Philliban was posted to the Joint Forces Intelligence Group, initially located at MOD Feltham but, during his time, relocated to RAF Wyton, as the Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander.  In 2007, he took up the appointment of Manning 13, where he was the Career Manager for approximately 360 wing commanders from the Engineer and Supply branches.  In 2005 He graduated with a Kings College London MA in and was posted to Headquarters Strike Command as SO1 Equipment Capability within the newly formed Joint Air Land Organization, with specific responsibility for upgrading the Forward Air Controller equipment line of development.  Posted and promoted to wing commander in May 03, he took up his new post of SO1 J6 Policy (Combined Communications Electronics Board (CCEB)) at the Ministry of Defence. After some 18 months in post, Philliban was posted to the Joint Services Command and Staff College to undertake Advanced Staff Training.  On promotion to squadron leader, Philliban took up the appointment of Officer Commanding Communications & Electronics Squadron at the Department of Specialist Ground Training at RAF College Cranwell. Following this tour, he was posted to Tactical Communications Wing (TCW), RAF Brize Norton, where he took up the post of Officer Commanding 2 Squadron. During his time at TCW, Philliban participated in various Exercises and Operations, including Exercise SAIF SAREEA, Operation VERITAS, FINGAL and TELIC. During Operation TELIC, he held the position of A6 Chief of Staff within the UK Air Component Command.  Philliban was commissioned into the Engineer Branch in February 1989. As a communications-electronics (CE) officer, he has undertaken various CE tours which have included postings to the Falklands and Cyprus.



Participating Events

Thursday, April 16, 2015
10:30 a.m.:
Panel: International Military Space - Global Leaders on Collective Security
Symposium Program
Location: International Center: Main Stage

Brig. Gen. Clinton E. Crosier, USAF

Deputy Director, Global Operations (DJ3), Global Operations Directorate
United States Strategic Command

Rear Adm. Brian B. Brown, USN

Deputy Commander JFCC SPACE

BGen Michel Lalumière, CD

Director General Space
Canadian Armed Forces

Brigadeiro do Ar Carlos Minelli De Sá

Comissão de Coordenação e Implantação de Sistemas Espaciais (CCISE)

Air Commodore John Philliban

Head C4ISR Joint User, Joint Forces Command
United Kingdom Ministry of Defence

Brig. Gen. Burkhard Pototzky

Division Chief Air and Space Operations
German Air Force, Air Operations Command

Brig. Gen. Jean-Daniel Testé

Commander, Joint Space Command
French Ministry of Defense


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