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 the Marine Corps Command and Staff College (CSC) in January 2010 and assumed his current role in July of 2018. Dr. Phillips has held a variety of positions in civilian academe, defense policy, and local government.

His scholarly interests include American military affairs, war and society, civil-military relations, military education, private military contractors (mercenaries), and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief missions. 

Selected Publications:

“‘Now it is all Good and Better’: Fayetteville and the Origins of Fort Bragg,” in North Carolina and World War One, University of Tennessee Press (2018).



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 2/6 Cavalry, 1-1 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion (ARB), 1-501st ARB, and 1-10 ARB. He served as an Attack Company Trainer and XO Trainer at the National Training Center. Field grade level key leader billets included Operations Officer and Executive Officer at the battalion level in addition to 1st Armored Division Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) Operations Officer. He commanded at the company and battalion level, notably as the Battalion Commander of the 1-10 ARB, 10th CAB, Fort Drum, NY, from 2018-2020. In his previous assignment, COL Scullion served as the Joint Staff J8 Force Application Division Deputy within the Requirements and Capability Development Directorate from 2021 to 2023. COL Scullion has a Master of Science degree in Adult Education from Kansas State University and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the Marine Corps War College. His personal awards and decorations include the 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.

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