Philip M. Armstrong passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at the age of 75 years. Phil is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Deirdre (nee Flanagan), his daughter Dana Lord, and siblings Daniel Armstrong and Anne Flade. He is preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Anne Armstrong.
Phil will be missed and lovingly remembered by his large extended family.
After serving in the U.S. Army for four years, in 1967 Phil began a distinguished 30-year career in the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), first at the National Photographic Interpretations Center (NPIC), then at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). He began his tenure at DIA with the Joint Staff, J2 in the Pentagon. There he was assigned to the North Korea Branch and manned the Asia Pacific Desk in the National Joint Military Intelligence Center (NJMIC). While with J-2, Phil developed expertise in Indications & Warning (I&W) processes, techniques and methodologies and shared this knowledge with analyst at the U.S. Combatant Commands and with our foreign counterparts. Before retiring in 1997 Phil served at the Defense Intelligence Analysis Center (DIAC) - now known as DIA Headquarters - located on the Joint Base Anacostia - Bolling in Washington, D.C.
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