Jeff Philippart, PMP

Director, Defense Business Unit

Jeff Philippart, PMP, is the Director of the Defense Business Unit at Robbins Gioia. His primary focus is managing a diverse portfolio of contracts supporting all four branches of the Armed Services, with a particular focus on US Navy and US Air Force logistics and maintenance operations at multiple locations.

Jeff is a retired Colonel from the US Air Force with over 28 years of experience leading teams and managing projects in information technology, logistics and military operations. He was a command pilot with over 4,500 hours of flight time, primarily in C-17 and C-130 aircraft. During his Air Force career, Jeff was a leader at the wing and squadron level in addition to holding key positions in the Joint Staff, Air Staff and US Central Command HQ Staff.


  • 2016 - Present, Director of Defense Business Unit, Robbins Gioia, VA
  • 2015, Senior IT Project Manager US Census Bureau, MD
  • 2012 – 2014, Vice Wing Commander 62d Airlift Wing, Joint-Base Lewis McChord, WA
  • 2011 – 2012, Division Chief, Modeling and Analysis Support Division Joint Staff/J8, Pentagon
  • 2008 – 2010, Deputy Division Chief, Total Force Integration Division Air Force/A8, Pentagon
  • 2007 – 2008, Squadron Commander, 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron Al Udeid AB, Qatar
  • 2006 – 2007, Director of Operations 4th Airlift Squadron, McChord AFB, WA
  • 2004 – 2006, Policy Action Officer USCENTCOM HQ/J5, MacDill AFB, FL


  • Certified SAFe Agilist (SA), May 2019
  • Scaled Agile Project Management Professional (PMP), 2021 Project Management Institute
  • ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Mgmt, EXIN
  • Safety and Accident Board President, 2012 United States Air Force
  • Director of Mobility Forces, 2012 United States Air Force
  • Master’s Degree in Strategy, 2011 US Marine Corps War College, VA
  • Master’s Degree in Operational Art & Science, 2004 Air Command and Staff College, AL
  • Master’s Degree in Public Management, 1992 University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Bachelor of Science, 1990 US Air Force Academy, CO