Charlotte Elizabeth Phillips

Charlotte Elizabeth Phillips
Charlotte Elizabeth Phillips

Time Period

1940 to Today

Notable Facts

U.S. Army 1959-1984. She was deployed to Vietnam in 1968-1969, to Germany 1977-1980, and Korea 1982-1984. Decorations: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (w/2 OLCs), Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

Personal Information

Date of Birth


Primary Residence




Historical Significance

Phillips went through the U.S. Women's Army Corps Officers Basic course at Ft McClellan Alabama; she was commissioned in February, 1959.

In the years after basic training, Phillips was assigned as Supply and Food Services Officer at Fort McClellan; went to a small command at Ent AFB in Colorado Springs where she volunteered for recruiting; was assigned to the U.S. Army Research and Development Center in Natick, MA., where she worked with the development of irradiated food; was assigned to the USA Quarter master School and Center, where she participated in writing Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) test questions.

She was deployed in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. Upon returning from Vietnam, she went to the U.S. Women's Army Corps School and Center, where she instructed new and senior officers on food service and supply.

She was selected to receive a masters in Business Administration at the University of Minnesota, and was thereafter assigned to the Command and Staff College for two years.

Phillips served in Germany from 1977-1980, and worked as a food service officer. Upon returning to the United States, she monitored the food service program at the Research and Development Center. Phillips was appointed colonel and was reassigned in 1982 to Seoul, Korea as Services Officer for the command. Here she : "quickly learned about running a petroleum line, burying the dead, and running field laundries in addition to food service." She retired from the U.S. Army in 1984.

Phillips retirement has been extremely active. Some of her activities include earning a masters in theology, volunteer work as a Chaplain, Volksmarching in the U.S. and abroad, and traveling extensively.

Organizations or Movements

  • Cornwall Congregational Church
  • St. David's Episcopal Church, SATX
  • Past BPW
  • ABWA
  • Grange
  • American Legion-life member
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Twin States Volkssport Association
  • American Volkssport Association
  • Walk 'N Mass
  • Empire State Capital Volksmarchers.


  • United States Army, 1959-1984
  • Home demonstration agent
  • High School teacher
  • apple worker
  • volunteer 1985-2007 (primarily Chaplain, Porter Hospital, Middlebury, Vermont).


  • Masters Degrees in: Education, Business Administration (MBA), and Theology (Episcopal Divinity).

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Charlotte Elizabeth Phillips
Charlotte Elizabeth Phillips