1607072_10204493793080461_2020269328846212045_nPhilip McCulloch — Veteran Relations Advisor

Philip McCulloch joins our Advisory Board as the Veteran Relations Advisor.  A true professional, Philip brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of both the outdoors and our veterans to our ranks.  Philip was born in Tucson, AZ, and was raised in Galveston, TX. He reported to MCRD San Diego on 06 June 2006 for training with 1st Recruit Training Battalion.  Private McCulloch then reported to School of Infantry Camp Pendleton, CA and in November of 2006, Private McCulloch reported to Third Battalion Seventh Marines in 29 Palms, CA.  Philip was promoted to Private First Class in December of 2006, and he deployed to Ar Ramadi, Iraq in 2007, where he was promoted to Lance Corporal.  Once he returned from deployment, Philip attended Infantry Squad Leaders Course and graduated as Honor Squad.  In March of 2008, Philip was promoted to Corporal meritoriously, and only two months later he was meritoriously promoted to Sergeant.  Philip deployed again in 2008 to Haditha, Iraq where he served as a Squad Leader.  In October 2009 he was ordered to report to Third Battalion Fifth Marines in Camp Pendleton, CA where he served as a Machine Gun Section Leader and Rifle Squad Leader.  He then deployed to Sangin, Afghanistan where he served as a Rifle Squad Leader.  During his deployment with 3/5, Philip was injured twice in combat operations. Upon Third Battalion Fifth Marines return from Afghanistan, Philip attended The Sergeants Course at the Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy in Camp Pendleton, CA and graduated as the class First Sergeant.  In December of 2011, Philip graduated Drill Instructor School and was assigned to Mike Company, 3d Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, MCRD San Diego for duty as a Drill Instructor.  Philip medically retired 29 April 2013 from the Marine Corps due to injuries sustained in combat.  His personal awards include the Silver Star, Purple Heart with one gold star in lieu of second award and Combat Action Ribbon with one gold star in lieu of second award.  Philip currently resides in Galveston, TX with his wife, Lindsey H. McCulloch, and their four dogs.   Philip strives every day to help his fellow veterans, and he’s currently working on a book outlining his experiences in Afghanistan.  Through his love of the outdoors, his love of our Veterans and his combat experiences, Philip can relate to our OATH Heroes on a very personal level that we are positive will pay immediate dividends.   We’re very eager to see how God uses Philip to change lives each and everyday through his efforts at OATH, as Philip is very passionate about his veterans.   He is also an avid outdoorsman who lives for hunting and fishing and spending quality time with his family and his brothers and sisters in the Armed Forces.