Mr. Philip F. Romanelli
USAG Ansbach Deputy to the Garrison Commander
Philip F.Romanelli joined the garrison team following his graduation in 2016 from the U.S. Army War College with a master's degree in Strategic Studies as a distinguished graduate through the Senior Enterprise Talent Management program. From 2010 to 2015 he served as the deputy chief of the Strategic Initiatives Group for the Secretary of the Army. As a temporary assignment from Oct. 2012 to June 2013, he served as a special adviser for Veterans Affairs with the Department of Commerce in Washington D.C. Previously he acted as the chief of staff for the Office of Risk Management and Analysis for the Department of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2010.
Romanelli also serves as a U.S. Army Reserve officer. In that capacity, his deployments include Operation Joint Guard (1997 - 1998) and two tours during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF 1 2003 - 2004 and troop surge 2007 - 2008). He mobilized in support of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) at the Pentagon for nine months in 2010. He also served as chief of Financial Management within the Joint IED Defeat Organization from June 2013 to Dec. 2014.
Earlier in his career, Romanelli earned a Bachelor of Arts in history with a concentration in war and diplomacy from Princeton University and a Master's of Business Administration from the University of Cambridge. Relevant training he has completed as either a civilian or a military service member includes the Defense Information School, the Information Operations course, the reserve version of the Joint Military Attaché School, and the Garrison Leaders Course.
His decorations and awards include the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters, the Superior Civilian Service Award, the Parachutist Badge, Australian Parachutist Wings, the Army Staff Identification Badge, the Combat Action Badge, and the NATO Medal.