Colonel Philip Lancaster

Col. Philip D. Lancaster serves as the deputy commander, 11th Air Force, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. 
He serves as chief advisor to the commander in executing the air component mission in Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam.

Lancaster was commissioned in 2000 as a Distinguished Graduate from the University of Minnesota-Duluth AFROTC. His operational assignments include duties as a flight commander, instructor pilot, flight examiner, director of operations, and commander. Lancaster has flown in Operations JOINT GUARDIAN, NOBLE EAGLE, ENDURING FREEDOM, and IRAQI FREEDOM. He completed staff assignments as a programmer and as the executive officer to the vice commander, both in Air Combat Command, and a joint assignment as a programmer in United States Northern Command. 

He is a command pilot with more than 1,900 hours in the F-16 and F-22.

2000 Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, U of
2007 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
2012 Masters in Aeronautical Science Technology,
Embry-Riddle Online
2012 Army Command and General Staff College, Ft
Leavenworth, KS
2019 Masters in National Security Strategy, National
War College, Ft McNair, DC

1. Jul 2000 – Apr 2001, System Engineer, Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, TX
2. Apr 2001 – Sep 2002, student, Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training, Sheppard AFB, TX
3. Sep 2002 – Jul 2003, student, F-16 Fighter Training, Luke AFB, AZ
4. Jul 2003 – Feb 2005, Fighter Pilot, 510th Fighter Squadron, Aviano AB, Italy
5. Feb 2005 – Feb 2006, Electronic Combat Pilot, 31st Operations Support Sq, Aviano AB, Italy
6. Feb 2006 – Jun 2006, student, F-22 Transition Course, Tyndall AFB, FL
7. Jun 2006 – Jun 2007, Assistant Weapons Officer, 27th Fighter Squadron, Langley AFB, VA
8. Jun 2007 – Apr 2008, Chief of Scheduling, 27th Fighter Squadron, Langley AFB, VA
9. Apr 2008 – Feb 2009, Flight Commander, 27th Fighter Squadron, Langley AFB, VA
10. Feb 2009 – May 2009, Assistant Director of Operations, 27th Fighter Squadron, Langley AFB, VA
11. May 2009 – Jun 2010, Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, 1st Ops Group, Langley AFB, VA
12. Jun 2010 – Jun 2011, Chief of Plans and Programs, 1st Fighter Wing, Langley AFB, VA
13. Jun 2011 – Jun 2012, student, Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS
14. Jun 2012 – Jun 2013, Chief Programmer, Air Superiority Core Function Team, Langley AFB, VA
15. Jun 2013 – Apr 2014, Executive Officer to the Vice Commander, ACC, Langley AFB, VA
16. Jul 2014 – Jan 2016, Director of Operations, 3rd Operations Support Squadron, JBER, AK
17. Jun 2016 – Jun 2018, Commander, 19th Fighter Squadron, JBPHH, HI
18. Jun 2018 – Jun 2019, Student, National War College, Ft. McNair DC
19. Jun 2019 – Apr 2020, Branch Chief, J82, NORAD/USNORTHCOM, Peterson AFB, CO
20. Apr 2020 – Apr 2021, Division Chief, J82, NORAD/USNORTHCOM, Peterson AFB, CO
21. Jun 2021 – May 30, 2023, Commander, 3rd Operations Group, JBER, AK
22. May 31, 2023- Current 11 Air Force Deputy Commander, JBER, AK

Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: 1900 (385 Combat)
Aircraft Flown: T-37, T-38, F-16 C/D, F-22A

Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC)
Air Medal (2 OLC)
Air Force Commendation Medal (2 OLC)
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (3 OLC)
Combat Readiness Medal (2 OLC)

Second Lieutenant Jun 2000
First Lieutenant Jun 2002
Captain Jun 2004
Major Jun 2010
Lieutenant Colonel Feb 2015
Colonel Jan 2021