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Mr. Dennis E. Phillips
Mr. Phillips presently serves as the Inspector General for U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa, U.S. SIXTH Fleet. He began his career as a litigation attorney and has since transitioned into oversight and policy development roles within the Naval Inspector General enterprise.
Mr. Phillips has led significant policy development for the Naval Inspector General. He is the principal author of the Naval Inspector General Investigations Manual (2016), the lead curriculum developer of the advanced investigations training program, and a regular adjunct instructor at the basic and advanced investigations training courses.
Mr. Phillips previously served as the Inspector General for the Office of Naval Research and the Director of Command Evaluation and Review at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. In those roles, he managed and conducted inspections and investigations on behalf of the Naval Inspector General, including numerous high profile and high visibility investigations at sites across the Navy.
Prior to that, Mr. Phillips successfully litigated numerous cases before administrative boards and the state and federal courts. He has represented several Department of Defense components in appeals before the Merit Systems Protection Board and has represented Fortune 500 companies in commercial litigation matters before the state and federal courts.
Mr. Phillips is the recipient of three Meritorious Civilian Service Awards, as well as a Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He holds a Juris Doctorate and a degree in political science from the University of Hawaii. He and his wife Rose grew up in Hawaii and currently reside in Naples, Italy.
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