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Philippe Rogers

Mr Philippe Rogers

Business Development, KVG

Mr. Philippe D. Rogers (Colonel USMC, Retired) graduated with degrees in History and French from the University of Virginia in 1986, and was commissioned in the USMC in 1987. After The Basic School and flight training he was designated as an aviator and flew A-6E Intruders and F/A-18 Hornets. His operational assignments include various combat and peacetime tours with Marine aviation squadrons and ground units. He commanded units at the company, squadron, and colonel battalion level, and was a Team Site Commander during a U.N. mission to the Western Sahara.

Colonel Rogers participated in combat operations in the Persian Gulf War, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Iraq, Horn of Africa, and Afghanistan, and supported humanitarian missions from Haiti to the Far East.

His tours include Commanding Officer (CO) of MAG-11 HQ &HQ Squadron, Miramar; CO of HQ & Support Battalion, Camp Pendleton; CO, Team Site Smara, Western Sahara; Company
Commander, Air/Naval Gunfire Liaison Company while attached to the 75th Ranger Regiment; Marine Corps Special Operations Command; Operations Officer, 3d Marine Aircraft
Wing (Forward); European Policy Desk Officer, U.S. European Command; and Headquarters, Marine Corps. He has over 2,200 hours in tactical jets from various “Gun Squadron” tours with over 121 combat missions totaling 324 combat flight hours during nine combat tours. He loves jumping out of planes whenever possible, static or freefall.

He was the Distinguished Honor Graduate at both the Amphibious Warfare School and the Naval War College, and was the Foreign Honor Student at the French War College; he also completed a fellowship at MIT. He has Master’s Degrees from La Sorbonne, the University of Paris, the Naval War College, and American Military University. He speaks French and Spanish.

His NATO tours were as the Deputy Military Representative to the Military Committee at NATO and Chief of Staff at U.S. Military Delegation to NATO, NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium, as well as the Senior Marine at NATO. As a diplomat he was the Director of Defense Operations at US Mission to NATO, Brussels, Belgium. As the Director of Defense Operations, he had five active duty field grade officers who worked with/for him, providing DOD expertise on all NATO military missions, operations, exercises and activities to the U.S. Ambassador to NATO. He completed 10 years at NATO Headquarters, and served five tours in Europe while on active duty.

He joined KVG in the fall of 2023 and will work in business development.