Welcome to The Morning Formation Podcast!

Current military service members, fellow veterans, aspiring future warriors, and those who simply find the military interesting. Get up and get outside, it’s time for formation.

I’m the host, KP, and I’m a former military Commissioned Officer, Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran, and simply a guy with love for his fellow military and veteran community.

This podcast is a place for you to get valuable information, advice, and motivation to help you with transition and leveling-up to reach your own personal or career goals.

I’m going to be speaking with combat veterans, successful veterans, military spouse entrepreneurs, military motivational speakers, transition specialists, and sharing a variety of information to help folks interested in becoming future service members.

So, let’s stay tuned, stay focused, and stay motivated!

Warriors, Fall In!


Podcast Host

KP is the host of The Morning Formation (TMF) Podcast and YouTube Channel. He also serves as a team partner of Act Now Education and networks with many organizations within the military community.

Born in the beautiful state of Hawai'i and raised half his life in the scenic Midwest, KP Phillips was an Army brat who learned grit and achievement the hard way. After navigating through a tough up-bringing, he was determined to make something of himself.

After high school, KP enlisted in the Army National Guard for 4 years to the rank of Corporal and decided to do more by becoming an Active-Duty Commissioned Officer through his university's Army ROTC SMP Program.

In 2003, KP received a BA in Criminal Justice from Wright State University. Upon graduation, he immediately accepted a commission into the United States Army, assigned to the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks in his home state of Hawai'i.

KP served during Operation Iraqi Freedom (2004-2005) in Mosul, Iraq as a transportation platoon leader (2LT) and was awarded the Army Bronze Star Medal. During his Army commission, KP honorably served as a platoon leader, executive officer, and a battalion-training officer.

In late 2007, KP resigned his commission as an Army Captain (O3) and in that same year completed his first graduate degree from Central Michigan University. In 2013, KP completed his second graduate degree- Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Project Management from Strayer University.

KP founded TMF Podcast & YouTube Channel out of his passion to properly help his military brothers and sisters, Military Spouses, and future military generations with career transition & preparedness.

KP was fortunate and very thankful to be a leader within the United States military ranks and even though he is no longer in the military, he chooses to NOT retire his own compassion to mentor and help others, who desire to forge toward their own personal and career goals.