The recipient of numerous honors as a United States Air Force serviceman, Senior Master Sergeant Phillip Monk draws on 20 years of military service experience. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1994 as a laboratory technician in the Air Force, during which time he earned his medical laboratory science certificate. Phillip Monk soon advanced to the role of noncommissioned officer in charge of hematology at Yokota Air Base in Japan, where he earned the John Levitow Award for his success in leadership at Airman Leadership School.
Phillip Monk served in Japan for a total of 11 years. Ultimately assuming leadership of the laboratory operations, he earned official commendation for securing accreditation with distinction from the College of American Pathologists. Since that time, he has served in a number of laboratory and personnel leadership roles in the United States and Iraq. He currently performs as the laboratory superintendent for a high-profile Air Force laboratory that includes the largest blood donation center run by the US Department of Defense. Senior Master Sergeant Monk accepted his fourth Meritorious Service Medal in the winter of 2014.