Mr. Philip Stockdale

Deputy Director – Operations

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Areas of Expertise: Acquisition; Science and Technology; Supply Chain Management

Phil Stockdale is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP) at the National Defense University (NDU). Prior to joining NDU he worked as a Defense consultant specializing in Technology Demonstration projects for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).

Phil is a native of Perth, Western Australia. He joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1975 and served as an Intelligence specialist until his retirement in 1996. His Air Force career included service with strike and reconnaissance units, service as a UN weapons inspector in Iraq, and service as a strategic intelligence analyst at the Defense Intelligence Organization. He also served as the senior Air Force instructor at the School of Military Intelligence.

After retiring from the Air Force he worked as a strategic policy analyst in the Australian Defense Force Headquarters. His roles included two years as the coordinator of Defense input to the National Security Committee, and three years as a senior manager in the Defense Imagery and Geospatial Organization.

Phil has two teenage children and he is a keen sailor in his leisure time. He has a BA (Politics), MA (Strategic Studies), MA (Defense Studies) and Graduate Diploma in Defense Management. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a member of the Project Management Institute.


  • Project Leader: Expeditionary Wastewater Recycling (EWR): Proposed Army Rapid Equipping Force (REF) Project
  • Project Leader: Information Volume & Velocity (IV2) JCTD
  • Project Leader: Miniature Deployable Assistance System (MiDAS)
  • Project Leader: Social Media Tools (SMT) Limited Objective Experiment (LOE)
    • Project Leader: Enhancing Effectiveness of HA/DR Operations through Social Media Tools and Policy [Completed]
  • Project Leader: Pre-positioned Expeditionary Assistance Kits (PEAK) -JCTD [Completed]