Moffatt ’06 Named Tillman Scholar
The Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF) announced Philip Moffatt ’06 as a 2021 Tillman Scholar in recognition of his service, and leadership potential. Receiving a scholarship funding to pursue higher education. Founded in 2008, the Tillman Scholars program supports our nation’s active-duty service members, veterans, and military spouses by investing in education and professional development. PTF provides academic scholarships, a national network and professional development opportunities, so Tillman Scholars are empowered to make an impact at home and around the world. In 2002, Pat Tillman proudly put his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals on hold to serve his country. Family and friends established the Pat Tillman Foundation following Pat’s death in April 2004 while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan. The Pat Tillman Foundation unites and empowers remarkable military veterans and spouses as the next generation of public and private sector leaders committed to service beyond self.
Setting aside a passion for studying water cultivated while growing up in Colorado, Phil followed a family tradition of service and entered West Point at 17. He met and married another military officer after graduating, and they deployed with the 101st to Afghanistan beginning a high-paced six years of service. As an infantry platoon leader on his first deployment, Phil worked with U.S.AID, tribal leaders, and Afghan police to bring drinking water access and security to multiple communities near his firebase in Giro; a remote roadless district. Over the course of the year, Phil coordinated closely between Army Rangers and tribal leaders to improve security. Seeing the difference Rangers were making, Phil applied to join their regiment. Phil went on to lead a Ranger strike force and execute hundreds of missions with the 75th Ranger Regiment on three further deployments. Read more.