Lynah to speak at veterans program | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | November 18, 2016 5:00 am
Last Updated: November 16, 2016 at 2:08 pm
A Veterans Day Celebration will be held Sunday Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. at Jericho U.M. Church in Cottageville.
Speaker will be Lt. Col. (Ret.) Phillip E. Lynah Sr., who is a native of Spelltown near Cottageville. He is the oldest son of Mamie E. Lynah and the late Christopher Lynah Jr. He and his wife Jacquelin have four adult children. A 1974 graduate of Walterboro High School, he graduated from Claflin University and then joined the Army in 1978.
Lynah currently serves as chief of logistics management and policy for the office of the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. He leads the team responsible for managing a personal property portfolio with about $1.2 billion in property assets across the U.S.
Previously, he served as budget officer for the office of the secretary, managing about $500 million supporting 17 staff divisions.
Prior to joining the Dept. of Health and Human Services, he was responsible for cradle-to-grave development and programming of over $7 billion in military construction worldwide.
During his military career, he served in a number of military installation-level engineering positions and completed staff tours on the Army staff at the Pentagon. He served as director of logistics for the 21st Theater Command; staff engineer for the 300th and 510th Area Support Commands; Army liaison to the Japanese defense minister in Tokyo; comptroller of the U.S. National Support Element at Taszar, Hungary in support of Bosnia; resource and construction chief for the Army’s Strategic Defense Command; chief of resource management on the Pentagon’s Joint Staff-J7; bridge design and classification instructor at the Army’s Engineer School; Ft. Belvoir, Va., operations officers for the 44th Engineer Battalion; Camp Mercer, Korea, commander of Echo Company; and cartography and platoon leader in the 902nd Float Bridge Company at Ft. Belvoir.
He received his master’s degree in finance and management from Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 2000; graduated from Military Comptroller School at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind., in 1996; and Army Engineer School at Ft. Belvoir in 1978.