Misty Phillips began her career in public service in 1995 holding an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license for six years. By 2002 Misty had volunteered as a firefighter for two years and worked both as a local 911 dispatcher and an EMT on an ambulance. Leaving her positions in May of 2002, Misty joined the Army as a military police officer. During her tour Misty was stationed stateside and abroad, returning to Ft. Campbell, KY where she worked at the 31st Military Police Detachment Criminal Investigation Division (CID). While working at CID Misty held multiple positions within the unit to include intelligence analyst, investigator of economic and general crimes, and drug investigator. In February of 2005, Misty was medically discharged after sustaining an injury during a training event. While continuing her degree path, Misty worked at the Clarksville-Montgomery E-911 Center from 2005 until 2011 as a dispatcher and call taker, where she was involved with multiple emergency situations and mass casualty exercises (MASCAL). In 2009 Misty began teaching high school students college credit criminal justice courses at Kenwood High School in Clarksville, TN, and also held the position as an assistant football coach.
Misty joined the Tennessee Office of Homeland Security in February of 2013 as an Intelligence Analyst and holds the position as liaison to the FBI in Knoxville, TN. Her duties involve joint coordination and analysis with FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). Her responsibilities include evaluating intelligence for investigations related to Domestic Terrorism (DT) and International Terrorism (IT). In her role as an Intelligence Analyst, she assists local, state, and federal law enforcement with analysis of information for intelligence purposes.
Misty has an Associates Degree in Police Science, a Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security, Master of Science in Criminal Justice Education and Training, and is expected to graduate in 2017 with a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration focused in Homeland Security.