Phil Dismukes

President and Founder
JADC2 & All Domain Warfare Symposium
Phil Dismukes is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Engineering and of the USAF Fighter Weapons School Instructor Course. During his 23 years of experience in the Air Force and Air National Guard, he flew the F-16 and was deployed in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Southern Watch, and Operation Northern Watch. Phil spent time in commercial aviation, retiring as a Captain for Southwest Airlines. Phil retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the ANG and while in the part time ANG role, founded BGI in 1994. He recognized shortcomings in the engineering development cycle of complex training systems, services, and products. With the vision of always keeping the end-user’s requirements top-of-mind by bringing the best to the warfighter, Phil created BGI on the foundation of investing ample time and effort in eliciting the knowledge of experienced operational professionals in the early phases of a project and/or program. This naturally grew to embedded integration in every phase of a large training initiative from idea to delivery and finally sustainment. Today BGI is largely responsible for instruction and training of a dozen platforms in the USAF/USN/USA and USMC. The BGI Business competencies are Major Training System Development, Instruction and Data Analytics. Within BGI, Phil drives continual improvement processes at a corporate and individual employee level. He is highly involved in the community outside of running BGI as a member of the Business Executives for National Security, a member of the “Get Head Strong” project committee, a board member for the Folded Flag Foundation, a trustee for the USAFA Falcon Foundation, and sits on the board of directors for AIRLAND Aerospace, Spectre Pursuit Group, AIRLAND Battle Group, and Quadrant Training Solutions, LLC. GIVING BACK is a key part of his fabric and he has woven that into the BGI way of life. Phil is married to Dr. Jennifer Dismukes, USA Psychiatrist and Veteran, and has six children.