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Philip Hicks


Role and Company

Defense and Homeland Security Relationship Lead, Electric Power Research Institute


23 years experience in engineering


Stafford, VA

About Philip

I retired in October 2014 after 21 years of service as a U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer. I have served worldwide at various locations in peace and combat. I have a BS in Electrical Engineering and a MS in Engineering Management. I'm a registered professional engineer (PE) in electrical power systems in the State of Alabama and Commonwealth of Virginia. I am passionate about lifelong learning and helping fellow veterans understand the value they bring to industry. I have been married for 20 years and have three children ages 13, 15, and 28.

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Articles by Philip

5 years ago

My Retirement Journey (Part 1)

Welcome to my post-military journey. While some of you may still be on active duty or some of you may...

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5 years ago

My Military Retirement Journey (Part 2)

*This is Part 2 of a three part article expressing the feelings and situations I experienced during my retirement from the...

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5 years ago

My Military Retirement Journey (Part 3 - Terminus)

This is the final post of a three part article expressing the feelings and situations I experienced during my retirement...

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Philip's Recent Answers

one year ago

If you could turn back time...

Trying to replace the sense of purpose has been the toughest challenge for me, and I've heard similar from other...

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3 years ago

Border patrol

From what I've been able to gather online, the US Border Patrol is part of a union. They fall under...

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5 years ago

Is equal pay and benefits to military a realistic goal?

Nathan, this is a tough question to answer because many companies pay for benefits on the back end that may...

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5 years ago

Can someone assist me with making my Linkedin profile more appealing to employers?

Start with the veteran's group on LinkedIn: Then there are numerous articles to point you in...

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5 years ago

Credible Degree

I don't want to sound alarmist, but the following comes from the National Association for College Admission Counseling: "Why Have...

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