M.W. Phillip E. Moss, G.M.
Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons in Colorado
He was born September 14, 1946 in St. Louis, MO. After graduating from High School in Northeast MO, he joined the Navy at the height of the Viet Nam War. He spent his entire career in the submarine service in several different areas. The list of duty stations varied from diesel, to fast attack and missile firing submarines. He taught advanced electronics, was on an Admiral’s staff as the communications officer, and eventually to the construction crew of the latest missile firing submarine. While in construction, he was accepted into the Warrant Officer Program as a Submarine Communications Specialist, one of only fourteen in the US Navy. He spent his last five years of service in the Research and Development world as a project officer at a Navy Laboratory. He retired as a CWO-3 in 1985. Since that time, he has worked with three different companies in the satellite communications engineering and security field.
His Masonic career is even more unique than his Navy Career. He likes to tell people that he become a Mason, so he could put on makeup. His entry into Masonry was only to enable him to join the Shrine and become a Shriner Clown. He had no interest in Masonry other than to get through the degrees. He was physically initiated as an Entered Apprentice. A month later he was taken to Denver where he was passed to the degree of a Fellowcraft in the morning and raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason that afternoon, not having returned any proficiencies. Yes (gasp), he was one of those instant Masons through one day classes.
He did in fact become a Shriner Clown (Clowns of Al Kaly). He was the first assigned Chairman of the Al Kaly Hospital Representative. He and Vickie were assigned as Chief Aide to the Potentate for two years. He attended the Board of Governors for three years as an Associate to that Board, and later elected to serve as a voting member, serving on five committees.
He most recently was assigned as a member of the Time and Place Committee and the Nominating Committee for the Conference of Grand Masters of North America.
He is married to Vickie Moss of Rye, Colorado. They have one son, one daughter and two grandsons. Vickie is a stay-at-home Mom; soon to be an empty nester.