Raphael Hernandez | CEO of Phase 5 Strategies

Raphael Hernandez | CEO of Phase 5 Strategies

Raphael Hernandez served as the Chief Marketing Officer for the Marine Corps Recruiting Command, United States Marine Corps and in coordination with J. Walter Thompson Atlanta, the Marine Corps’ advertising agency, led a strategically aligned, multi-million dollar, national level, research driven integrated marketing program designed to support 3,700 plus U.S. Marine Corps enlisted and officer recruiters, located across the United States.

Raphael recently retired from the United States Marine Corps after 22 years of service and has extensive experience in marketing, customer relationship management, logistics, strategic and operational planning and execution, talent acquisition, operations and organizational leadership. Prior to serving in the Marine Corps, Raphael worked for the El Paso Housing Authority, El Paso, Texas and worked his way through school as a retail customer service representative and as an Administrative Assistant in a law office. He earned a business degree from the University of Texas At El Paso and a Masters in Organizational Leadership from National University, San Diego, California.

Raphael served in Afghanistan and Iraq in 2002, 2003 and 2004; and in 2011 was part of a 6 person planning team that assisted the Department of State, U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, to rapidly develop contingency plans as a result of the 9.0 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis. In addition, he served as the Director of Operations and Logistics, for the Third Marine Expeditionary Brigade, during Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief Missions in the Sri Lanka in 2009 and the Philippines in 2009 and 2010.

Raphael volunteers in the community as the Chief Marketing Officer a non-profit, Military Mentors, Inc.

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