Col. Philip O. Warlick is the Commander, 655th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. As the Commander, he is responsible for organizing, training, and equipping a team of more than 1,100 Air Force Reserve personnel, providing timely, relevant intelligence to inform Air Force, Joint, and National-Level operators, and decision-makers.

Colonel Warlick commissioned in 1997 through the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has held a variety of operational and staff assignments in targeting, all-source analysis, ISR operations, and professional military education. Colonel Warlick began his career on active duty as an intelligence officer. In late 2003, he transitioned to the Air Force Reserve where he held a variety of part- and full-time positions supporting Air Force, joint, and inter-agency units and programs. He is a Level III Joint Qualified Officer, having served in US Indo-Pacific Command, the Joint Staff Directorate of Intelligence, and the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security. Prior to his current position, Warlick was the Deputy Commander, 655th ISRW, at WPAFB.

1997 Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.
2002 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2008 Air Command and Staff College (distance learning), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2010 Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Counseling, Master of Arts in Christian Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas.
2012 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education (JPME Phase II equivalent), Joint Forces Staff College
2016 Master of Strategic Studies, Air War College

1. June 1997 – October 1997, Assistant Professor, U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School, Colo.
2. October 1997 – July 1998, Student, 315th Training Squadron, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
3. July 1998 – June 2001, 36th Intelligence Squadron, Langley AFB, Va.
4. June 2001 – December 2003, Chief, Target Intelligence, 2nd Operations Support Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
5. December 2003 – October 2005, Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Flight Commander, 36th Intelligence Squadron, Langley AFB, Va.
6. October 2005 – September 2011, Joint Intelligence Operations Center, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii
7. September 2011 – July 2012, Flight Commander, 301st Operations Support Flight, 301st Fighter Wing, Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth, Texas
8. July 2012 – June 2015, Reserve Deputy Director for Joint Targeting and Director of Operations, Defense Intelligence Agency/Joint Staff J2 Joint Reserve Intelligence Support Element, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
9. June 2015 – May 2016, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
10. June 2016 – June 2018, Academic Advisor & Instructor, Director of Staff, and Deputy Chair, Joint Warfighting Department, Air Command & Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
11. June 2018 – November 2018, Chief, ISR Operations and Analysis Division and Deputy Director for ISR, U.S. Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
12. November 2018 – June 2019, Director of Intelligence, Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education, Maxwell AFB, Ala
13. June 2019 – May 2020, IMA to the Commander, Space, Missiles, and Forces Group, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
14. May 2020 – February 2023, Vice Commander, 655th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing, WPAFB, Ohio
15. March 2023 – Present, Commander, 655th ISRW, WPAFB, Ohio

Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Global War on Terrorism Medal
NATO Medal

(Current as of September 2023)