Col. Vic Phillips is Past Commander and Life Member of the Pee Dee Rifles, SCV Camp 1419, the SC Division and the National organization of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He is currently a member of the SC Division Staff, serving as the Division Inspector and member of the Budget Committee. He currently serves his camp as Newsletter Editor.
Vic served in the US Army from 1958 – 1960 and was assigned to the 51st Infantry Brigade, the 178th Field Artillery Battalion at Fort Sill, OK. He also served in the US Navy from 1960–1964 as an Aviation Electronics Technician with VR8 (Airtransron 8) at Moffett Field, CA. He was stationed at NATTC Memphis, TN and NAS Barbers Point, HI prior to VR8. He is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (at large); and a life member of the American Legion (at large).
After his military service he was employed with Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company (A T & T) and retired in 1991 after 28 years of service Mr. Phillips is a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD), Outside Plant Designer (OSPD), Registered Telecommunications Project Manager (RTPM(i), BICSI Registered Technician. He was President of the Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) in 1988 – 1989 and spent 9 years on its board of directors in various offices. He is currently Chair of the NxtGEN Committee of BICSI and a Master Instructor in infrastructure design. He was commissioned by Gov. John Y. Brown in 1988 as a Colonel while serving as President of BICSI.
After retiring from BellSouth, he established an international consulting firm, Information Transport Systems Designers International (ITSDI). ITSDI is a full service consulting company that specializes in telecommunications infrastructure design for inside plant and outside plant; the management of infrastructure projects; QA and Inspection for telecommunications infrastructure; addressing needs assessment for clients and the preparation of the projectmanual for telecommunications infrastructure projects.
He is an active life member of the Single Action Shooting Society; an Endowment Member of the National Rifles Association, life member of the Friends of the Florence Stockade serving as Secretary of the Board of Directors; life member of Wildlife Action, Inc. serving as a Range Safety Officer; a life member of Amity Lodge #340 AFM and Past Master of Amity Lodge; a life member of the York Rite of Freemasons, Past High Priest of Campbell Chapter 31, Past Illustrious Master of Chepas Council 13 and Past Commander of Florence Commandary 10; and a life member of the Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction. He currently serves on the Division Staff as Inspector and is a South Carolina Division Guardian.