Air Commodore John Philliban
Hd Joint User C4ISR & Cyber at Joint Forces Command
Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Air Commodore John Philliban was commissioned into the Engineer Branch in February 1989. As a communications-electronics (CE) officer, he has undertaken various CE tours including postings to the Falklands and Cyprus. On promotion to squadron leader, Air Commodore Philliban took up the appointment of Officer Commanding Communications & Electronics Squadron at the Department of Specialist Ground Training at RAF College Cranwell. Following this, he was posted to the Tactical Communications Wing (TCW), RAF Brize Norton, where he took up the post of Officer Commanding 2 Squadron. Posted and promoted to wing commander in May 03, he took up his new post of SO1 J6 Policy (Combined Communications Electronics Board (CCEB)) at the Ministry of Defence. After some 18 months in post, Air Commodore Philliban was posted to the Joint Services Command and Staff College to undertake Advanced Staff Training. He graduated with a Kings College London MA in July 2005 and was posted to Headquarters Strike Command as SO1 Equipment Capability within the newly formed Joint Air Land Organisation. Following a short stint at the Royal College of Defence Studies in London, Air Commodore Philliban took up his current appointment as Head of Joint User C4ISR & Cyber as of 31 January 2014.