G3 Commander


DCS Operations, Plans and Training


COL Christopher L. Cox enlisted in the United States Army on 27 May 1983 in
the Delayed Entry program. He attended Norwich University, The Military College of Vermont, with the Class of 1983. On 9 November 1983, he entered active duty as a Military Policeman/Correctional NCO. He served in his enlisted capacity for 9 years at various leadership and staff positions attaining the rank of SFC/E7.

On 28 September 1993, COL Cox graduated from the United States Army Officer Candidate School and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Air Defense Artillery. During his commissioned officer tenure in the United States Army, COL Cox held various leadership positions of both command and staff at the unit, battalion, Brigade, Division and Corps levels of the Army. His forte outside of leadership and command positions was Plans, Operations, and Training.

During his active military career in the Army, COL Cox accumulated 17.5 years of active federal service and 27 years with his active and reserve time combined. Total combined service with his SCSG service is 30 years.

COL Cox’s combat and operations history is as follows; Cold War (1983-1989);
Gulf War (Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm – 1990 to 1991); Joint Task Force Bravo (JTF-B), Honduras (1986); Operation Safe Haven (Haiti-1994); Operation Sea Signal (Cuba-1994); TF 3-502, Multi-National Force Observers (Peacekeeping Sinai Peninsula, Egypt-1985); Operation Enduring Freedom (2001); Operation Noble Eagle (2002); Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003/2005).

COL Cox’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious
Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Commendation with three Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Good Conduct Medal (3rd Award); Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters; National Defense Service Medal (with star device); Southwest Asia Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Medal (Expeditionary); Global War on Terrorism Medal (Service); Humanitarian Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with 2 Device); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Ribbon; Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon; Multi-National Force Observers Medal; Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia); Kuwait Liberation Medal (Emirate of Kuwait); Parachutist Badge; Pathfinder Badge; Air Assault Badge; Joint Meritorious Unit Award; Army Superior Unit Award; and the German Marksmanship Efficiency Badge, Schutzinur (BRONZE). COL Cox’s highest level of military education includes the United States Army Command and General Staff College and his highest level of civilian education is a Master of Science in Management (Project Management).

COL Cox currently works for the Social Security Administration as a Claims