LTC David W. Cox

Professor of Military Science, Battalion Commander
Lieutenant Colonel

Office: Room 305, Varsity Gym

Lieutenant Colonel David Cox is currently serving as the Professor of the Military Science of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. He is a graduate of Appalachian State University and its ROTC program. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1989.

LTC Cox's assignment history is as follows. His first assignment was with 1/14 Infantry (IN) Battalion (BN), 2nd Brigade (BDE), 25th IN Division (DIV) at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii where he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader, Assistant BN Operations Officer (A-S3) and BN Logistics Officer (S4). LTC Cox's next assignment was with 1/5 IN BN, 1st BDE, 25th IN DIV at Fort Lewis, WA where he served as the BN Assistant Operations Officer (A-S3) and commanded Charlie Company. After his company command LTC Cox was assigned to the Appalachian State ROTC department where he served as the BN Operations Officer (S3) and MS III instructor. His next assignment was Fort Bragg, NC where he served as the Special Operations Support Command Personnel Officer (S1) and as an Operations Officer at US Army Special Operations Command. LTC Cox's next assignment was to the 2nd IN DIV in Korea, where he served as the Division Deputy Operations Officer (DG3). Following Korea LTC Cox went to Fort Campbell, KY where he served as the Chief of Operations (CHOPS) for the 101st Airborne (ABN) DIV in Iraq and as the Operations Officer (S3) for 1/327 IN BN at Fort Campbell. Following his assignment at Fort Campbell he was selected to serve as an Exchange Officer with the Australian Army. LTC Cox was the Future Operations Officer (G35) for the 1st Australian IN DIV in Brisbane, Australia. After Australia he went to Fort Bragg, NC where he served as a Stability Transition Team Leader in Iraq for 1st BDE, 82nd ABN DIV and as the Chief of Operations (CHOPS) for the 82nd ABN DIV at Fort Bragg. LTC Cox reported for duty as the Professor of Military Science for Appalachian State ROTC in April 2011.

LTC Cox is a graduate of Ranger School, Airborne School, Air-Assault Course, the Expert Infantry Badge Course, Mortar Platoon Leaders Course, Rappel-Master Course, the Basic and Advanced Infantry Officers Courses and the US Army Command and General Staff Officer College. LTC Cox has a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education and a Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration from Appalachian State University. He has the standard awards and decorations expected of an officer with a 20+ year career.

He is married to Josie McElroy-Cox of Saint Augustine, Florida.