Colonel Philip J. Mundweil, U.S. Army Garrison Aberdeen Proving Ground

Col. Philip J. Mundweil is a native of Glendale, California, and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 2000 as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Santa Clara University.

Col. Mundweil’s first assignment was to Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), where he served as a Battalion Chemical Officer, Reconnaissance Platoon Leader, and then as the Aide-de-Camp to BG Carter Ham, the Deputy Commander (Operations) for America’s First Corps, with a deployment to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Col. Mundweil returned to JBLM after the Captains Career Course, where he served as a Squadron Assistant S3 in 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment which was later reflagged as 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment. He deployed again to Iraq, as part of “the Surge” in 2007, then assumed Command of Headquarters Company, which he would command through a 15-month deployment, then back at JBLM.

Col. Mundweil’s next assignment was to the United States Army Recruiting Command, where he commanded the La Mesa Recruiting Company, in La Mesa, California. After attending the Command & General Staff College, COL Mundweil’s next operational assignment was to the International Security & Assistance Force in Afghanistan, where he served as the Chief of Future Plans in the Combined & Joint 35 Section.

Col. Mundweil next served at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, where was the Operations Officer, then Executive Officer of 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment in 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, then was reassigned to the 25th Infantry Division Headquarters, where he served as the Chief of Training, then as the Deputy Operations Officer.

Col. Mundweil commanded 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment – “Cacti,” in 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division from June 2018 to July 2020, and he executed a training deployment to Thailand. His most recent operational assignment was as the Deputy Commander of the 2d Cavalry Regiment, headquartered at Rose Barracks, Germany, where he deployed in 2022 to the NATO Eastern flank in support of assure and deter operations in response to Russian aggression.

Col. Mundweil holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Political Science) from Santa Clara University, and two Masters of Arts degrees (Theater Operations & Strategic Studies) from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer College.