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Phyllis Wilson

Phyllis Wilson

    • Decorated Iraq War Veteran
    • Counter-Terrorism Expert - having served in Special Operations
    • US Veteran Hall of Fame Inductee and a Registered Nurse that Jumps out of Airplanes!
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Army CW5 Wilson, Military Women's Memorial President on Fox News Sunday Power Player of the Week

Army CW5 Wilson, Military Women's Memorial President on Fox News Sunday Power Player of the Week

Military Women’s Memorial President addresses American Legion National Convention

Military Women’s Memorial President addresses American Legion National Convention

25 years of the Military Women's Memorial

25 years of the Military Women's Memorial

Veterans Voices: Pres. of Military Women's Memorial says Cadet Nurse Corps deserves veteran status

Veterans Voices: Pres. of Military Women's Memorial says Cadet Nurse Corps deserves veteran status

Phyllis Wilson Speaker Biography

Phyllis Wilson served 37 years as an Army Intelligence Officer. She has served around the globe – visiting more than 35 countries across 5 continents. Chief Warrant Officer Five Phyllis J. Wilson has served as the Command Chief Warrant Officer of the United States Army Reserve and a key member of the Executive Team managing an organization of more than 200,000 personnel with an annual operating budget of more than $8 Billion. She was a Senior Military Fellow with the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Studies Group for General Mark Milley focusing her research on Global issues 2035 and beyond.

Phyllis is a Registered Nurse and holds two Master’s degree, two Bachelor of Science degrees, and a certificate in Non-Profit Management from Duke University. She attended the Defense Language Institute for both German and Spanish. She is a graduate of the Program in Advanced Security Studies at the George C. Marshall Center and School in Garmisch, Germany.

She has received numerous military decorations and awards ranging from the Legion of Merit to the Army Parachutist Badge. In 2017, she was inducted into the Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame.

She is President of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation – the only major national memorial honoring the 3 Million women who have defended America from the Revolutionary War to today. She was recently appointed by the Secretary of Defense, General Lloyd Austin, to the Reserve Forces Policy Board. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Policy Vets; Allied Forces Foundation; the Army Women’s Foundation; and the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). She is also a Senior Fellow at AUSA. Phyllis serves as an Army Reserve Ambassador for Maryland which is afforded the rights, privileges and protocol status equivalent to that of a 2-Star General Officer.

She has eight children. Four of her sons are in the military and are all combat veterans. She has fourteen grandchildren.

Servant Leadership - Why It Matters Crisis Management: Why Servant Leadership Matters (thestriveproject.com)
You may not feel you are a servant leader, but if you lead with a sense of purpose to care for your team as completely as you do your customers, then you are doing it right. By demonstrating that you truly care about your team, your team will gladly follow you. Never be afraid to wear your heart on your sleeve. Your team will trust you and work side by side no matter how large the crisis.

Imposter Syndrome - We All Have it

Jump - From Army Parachutist to Boardroom: Make The Leap
To grow, we must push ourselves outside of our comfort zone. From learning to trust those around you and your equipment to safely jump from an airplane to stepping into a corporate leadership role - some lessons remain static.

To avoid Free Fall - leaders across every industry must build trust and then empower the team to take that Leap of Faith and JUMP!

This talk inspires and bolsters everyone to:
- Recognize our own fears - of failure, doubt, and change
- Count to 4
- Yes - it is scary! Anything worthwhile has a Fear factor
- Be Courageous - Get past cultural paradigms
- Practice, Practice, Practice - key to success - how many repetitions are necessary to become proficient?
- All about the TEAM - lead with confidence in the midst of chaos


  • Intelligence Operations
  • Global War on Terrorism: Al Qaeda/ISIS and Affiliates
  • European Union/NATO
  • U.S. Army Reserve
  • Army Warrant Officers - History and Technical Expertise
  • Military to Civilian Career Transition
  • Wounded, injured & ill Military/Veterans (R.N.)
  • Women in the Military

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