Tribute to Major Bobby J. Coxby Former Senator Saxby Chambliss
Posted on 2013-12-13
CHAMBLISS. Madam President, I wish to pay tribute to MAJ Bobby
James Cox for his exemplary dedication to duty and his service to the
U.S. Army and to the United States of America. Major Cox has spent the
last year serving in my office as a U.S. Army congressional fellow, and
it is my distinct pleasure to congratulate him as he concludes an
exemplary tour of duty in the Senate.
Major Cox was born in Spartanburg, SC. He commissioned into the infantry in 2002 upon graduation from the Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, as a distinguished military graduate and the cadet regimental commander of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.
Major Cox was first assigned as a platoon Leader in A Company, 3-187 Infantry Regiment, Rakkasans, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, KY, deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Upon return from Iraq, Major Cox was selected to be a Ranger platoon leader in A Company, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, at Fort Lewis, WA, deploying twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After the Maneuver Captains' Career Course at Fort Benning, GA, Major Cox was assigned to 4th Ranger Training Battalion, Fort Benning, GA, to be a platoon Ranger instructor, Company Commander, and Battalion S-1.
Major Cox then moved to Fort Bragg, NC, to become the 3rd Brigade Combat Team air officer at the 82nd Airborne Division. He assumed command of A Company, 1-505 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following company command and battalion staff, he was selected to be an Army congressional fellow attending the George Washington University, where he earned a master's degree and subsequently joined my personal office on Capitol Hill.
Over the past year, Major Cox has distinguished himself among his fellowship peers as a leader in the Senate. From his legislative contributions supporting my role on the Senate Armed Services Committee to his dedication to constituent services, Major Cox has deftly applied his military expertise to elevate the performance of my personal office. Across my 19 years in office, Major Cox ranks among the very best of a select group of fellows The Army says that ``Rangers Lead The Way!'' Major Cox has served as an inspiration and model Airborne Ranger to me and my colleagues in the Senate. I am deeply grateful for his significant contributions and leadership over the past year. He has certainly lived up to the Ranger motto.
It is my great pleasure to congratulate Major Cox, his wife Joscelyn, and their two children, Reagan and Seth, as they leave the Senate and continue to serve our great Nation. I wish them the very best of luck.