CSC Leadership


Colonel Andrew R. Winthrop graduated from Ohio State University and commissioned in 1995 as a Combat Engineer Officer in the United States Marine Corps. His key leadership assignments include platoon commander, 2d Combat Engineer Battalion, 2d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, and Battalion Landing Team 2/2, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, 2d Marine Division; company commander B Company, 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division; operations officer, 7th Engineer Support Battalion; operations officer, Combat Service Support Battalion-1; regimental operations officer, Combat Logistics Regiment-15;  battalion commander, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion.  Col Winthrop has commanded units at various echelons during five deployments and two contingency response operations, including the opening drive of Task Force Tarawa in OIF I, the capture of Fallujah during OIF II, and command of the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion in Helmand Province for OEF. Prior to his current assignment as the Director, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Col Winthrop was assigned to the Officer of the Secretary of Defense as the Deputy Director in the Rapid Reaction Technology Office, Military Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Emerging Capability; Headquarters Marine Corps as the Director of Current Operations at the Capability Development Directorate, and most recently the commanding officer, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Henderson Hall.  Col Winthrop holds advanced degrees from Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Marine Corps School of Advanced Warfighting, and the National War College.  



Dr. Jonathan F. Phillips, Dean of Academics, joined the faculty at Marine Corps Command and Staff College (CSC) in January 2010 and assumed his current role in July, 2018. From 2012 to 2016, he served as CSC’s Security Studies department head, where he oversaw and directed a large portion of the college’s zero-based curriculum review and redesign.  Dr. Phillips has held a variety of positions in civilian academe, defense policy, and local government. Most recently, in 2009, he served as command speech writer and special assistant for General James N. Mattis, Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM), and Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).  Before JFCOM and NATO, he spent three years as a member of the history department at Old Dominion University and assisted with seminars at the Joint Forces Staff College, JPME Phase Two. Previous appointments include: a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of South Carolina, a visiting assistant professorship at Texas A&M University, and a lectureship in military history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His scholarly interests include:  American military affairs, war and society, civil-military relations, military education, private military contractors, and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief missions. His bibliographic analysis of the role of mercenaries in American history was published in the fall of 2009. Before academe, Dr. Phillips spent several years as a local government administrator specializing in public affairs/education, environmental policy, hazardous waste management, and emergency management. Dr. Phillips earned his doctoral and undergraduate degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his master’s degree at Johns Hopkins University.


Colonel James H. Scullion graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2000 and commissioned into the United States Army. A career AH-64D attack helicopter pilot, COL Scullion has multiple career deployments supporting OIF and OEF, flying with the 3-3 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion and the 1-10 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade; and the 1-501st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Armor Division Combat Aviation Brigade. He has served as the operations officer at the battalion and brigade level and commanded at the company and battalion level, notably as the Battalion Commander of the 1-10 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Drum, NY, from 2018-2020. COL Scullion also distinguished himself as the Assistant Executive Officer to the Army Inspector General, from 2015 to 2017, and on the Joint Staff J8, serving as the Force Application Division Deputy Chief for Requirements and Capability Development from 2021 to 2023. COL Scullion has a Masters of Science of Kansas State University and a Masters of Strategic Studies from Marine Corps War College. His personal awards and decorations include:  Bronze Star Medal (3), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5), Air Medal (2), Army Commendation Medal (3), Army Achievement Medal (4), Combat Action Badge, Master Army Aviation Badge, and Air Assault Badge.