Phillip Vanderford completed Basic Training with Unit 41 in 2009. He served as a medic, logistics chief, squad leader, or drill instructor for 7 Basic Training units, became the Quest Assistant Coordinator in 2013, and took on the role of Quest Coordinator in 2014. He served as ALERT’s Sergeant Major from January 2015 to the end of 2016. He now leads the Mobile Response Team and handles ALERT’s public relations.