LtCol. [Dr.] Philip Shields USAF

Logistics Officer, Clear Gene, LLC

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Dr. Shields is the Logistics Officer for Clear Gene, LLC. where he leads the organization's logistics and supply-chain management operations. Previously he was a manager for FieldCore, a General Electric Company. His roles include Logistics Operations Manager for the global Logistics PSA supporting GE’s Energy Division; Service Manager for Power Services in the Northeast: and Resource Manager for Wind Turbine Commissioners in North America. Dr. Shields’ responsibilities included the efficient, safe, and timely delivery of approximately 100 Billion dollars worth of GE Energy products, world-wide and the deployment of Field Service Technicians to power generation sites throughout North America. Prior to working with FieldCore and being an AGR in the Army National Guard, he was a consultant/chemist at a family-owned industrial water treatment company. As a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserve, Dr. Shields is a Pilot. He is responsible for supporting various customers by providing real-time surveillance and air support on request. Furthermore, Dr. Shields has extensive experience in Army and Air Force Logistics and was previously assigned as a Logistics Readiness Officer and Aerial Port Commander. In addition to his military and civilian careers, he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the School of Business online for the largest private university in Virginia, Liberty University. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Instructor for the University of Charleston’s School of Business and Leadership. His area of expertise is Executive Leadership in Cross-Sector Strategic Alliances, and since 2009 has established multiple public-private partnerships between military organizations and private companies. His experience includes instructing business and leadership courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. When asked about his teaching philosophy you will hear the same line: “I do not claim to have my teaching approach ‘figured out,’ but I do have a few theories that have worked well so far. My job is to provide an opportunity for the students to discover and then achieve the learning objectives for each course.”

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Roadblocks to Public-Private Partnerships for Rapid Development of Innovative Technologies

25 August 2020, 04:00 PM
Philip Shields