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Captain

William T. Cox, Jr.

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Captain Cox was born in Patuxent River, Md., 11 February 1962, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1983, and attained the rank of chief petty officer. He served over 4 years aboard fast attack submarines based in Norfolk, Va. and was selected for comissioning under the enlisted commissioning program in 1989. He graduated from Auburn University in December of 1992 with a bachelor of science degree in materials engineering and was designated a Naval aviator in 1995.
 
His operational assignments include Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron FIVE (HS-5), Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron ELEVEN (HS-11), Carrier Airwing EIGHT (CVW-8), Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron THREE (HS-3), and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron NINE (HSC-9). Capt. Cox has accumulated over 3,500 flight hours primarily in the SH-60F, HH-60H, and MH-60S seahawk helicopters; He was the executive officer of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron THREE (HS-3) and commanding officer of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron NINE (HSC-9).
 
His shore assignments include tours with the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC), and U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). He is a graduate of the Joint & Combined Warfighting School (JCWS) at the U.S. Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia, and is a qualified joint service officer (JSO).
 
As commanding officer of HSC-9, Capt. Cox prepared and led the squadorn for its maiden deployment aboard USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) in support of operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. Under his command, HSC-9 completed over 1,600 sorties and 4,000 hours of mishap-free flying while earning the CNO aviation unit search and rescue excellence award, the golden anchor, and the blue "M". At the completion of his command tour, he reported to the industrial college of the Armed Forces, earning a master of science degree in national resource strategy.
 
In June of 2012 he reported to the immediate office of the Secretary of Defense to serve as military assistant and trip coordinator for the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense.
 
Captain Cox is currently serving as Commander, Navy Recruiting Region East.
 
His decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal (4 awards), the Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 awards) and various campaign, unit and sea service related awards.
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