William Philbin

Vice President of Operations

Born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, Bill attended the College of the Holy Cross and graduated with a degree in Russian Studies. Upon graduation he was commissioned in the US Marine Corps and spent the next 20 years serving first as an Infantry Officer and later an Intelligence Officer, including service in Beirut and the Gulf War.  While on active duty, Bill earned a master’s degree in War Studies from the Royal Military College in Kingston, and subsequently taught history at the US Naval Academy.    Upon retirement from the Corps, Bill began a second career as a defense contractor in the Washington, D.C., metro area, primarily supporting the intelligence community and various agencies of the Department of Defense.  During this time, he completed a second master’s degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University.

Bill first learned of Wyoming Catholic College shortly after its establishment, and was immediately drawn to the school by its Catholic faith and its unique integrated outdoor leadership and equestrian programs. He has been a supporter of the college’s COR Expeditions ministry since 2017. Bill and his wife Joan, also a retired Marine Corps officer, have two sons. He is a certified firearms instructor and shooting coach.  Bill loves hunting and shooting, and is looking forward to learning to fly fish, and to spending his free time exploring Wyoming with his wife.