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army officer retired

Thomas Raphael Phillips, American army officer retired. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit; recipient citation of honor Air Force Association, 1955. member Brookings Instn.


Phillips, Thomas Raphael was born on January 27, 1892 in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Thomas and Eugenia (Strang) Phillips.


Attended lectures U. Washington. Graduate Air Corps Tactical School, 1928. Coast Artillery School, 1929, Command and General staff schedul, 1936.


1 daughter, Jane. Appointed Second lieutenant CAC, United States Army, 1917, advanced to brigadier general, 1943. Served as chief of staff Antilles Department. G-1, Service Forces, E.T.O.

Deputy chairman Joint Export-Import Agency, United States-United Kingdom, Office Military Government in Germany, 1941-1947, retired 1950. Senior staff member Brookings Institution, 1950-1951. Military analyst St. Louis Post-Dispatch, since 1951.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Combat Orders (with others), 1936. Tactical Employment of Anti-air-craft Artillery, 1937. Chancellorsville Source Book (with others), 1937 (textbooks at Command and General staff schedul).

      Roots of Strategy, 1940. Major Problems of the United States Foreign Policy (with others), 1950-1951, volume two 1951-1952. Editor: The Art of War by Sun Tzu, 1944.

      The Military Instructions of the Romans, by Vegetius, 1944. Editor and Translator: My Reveries on the Art of War, by Marshal de Saxe, 1944. The Instruction of Frederick the Great for his Generals, 1944.

      Contributor to military periodicals since 1923. Also to Encyclopedia British, United States and foreign periodicals.


Member Brookings Instn.


Married Grace Crim, September 5, 1923.

Thomas Phillips

Eugenia (Strang) Phillips

Grace Crim