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Colonel Mark Phillips Excels in the USA

Colonel Mark A Phillips of the Guyana Defence Force attended and successfully completed the 50thAdvanced Course in Hemispheric Defense and Security at the Inter-American Defense College during the academic year 2010-2011. The Inter-American Defense College at Fort McNair, Washington,D.C., is an international educational institution operating under the aegis of the Organization of American States. It provides a multidisciplinary, graduate-level course of study for senior military and civilian officers. This rigorous one-year course provides a comprehensive understanding of governmental systems, the current international environment, the Inter-American system, and security issues affecting the Western Hemisphere and the world.  The Advanced Course in Hemispheric Defense and Security preparessenior military officers and civilian government officials from the OAS member states to assume strategic advisory positions related to hemispheric defense and security, and to work in security and defense strategy and policy development at the highest levels of decision-making.

Colonel Mark Phillips, hails from the mining town of Linden, where he attended the Christianburg Primary School and the Christainburg Wismar Secondary School (Multilateral School) prior to joining the Guyana Defence Force in December,1980.Upon graduating from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in the United Kingdom in 1981, Colonel Mark Phillips served the Guyana Defence Force in several junior and senior level appointments over the last thirty years.Prior to attending the Advanced  Course in Hemispheric Defense and Security, Colonel Mark Phillips held the appointments of Colonel Administration &Quartering, and Colonel General Staff in the Defence Headquarters of the Guyana Defence Force. Colonel Phillips was Guyana’s Head of Delegation to the Inter-American Defense Board from 2008 to 2009, and at present is Guyana’s non-resident Military Attaché to Venezuela.He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Management from the University of Guyana (1998), and a Masters Degree in Public Sector Management from La Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic (2000).
Colonel Mark Phillips has returned to continue serving the Guyana Defence Force and the Government and people of Guyana.