Commanding Officer

III MEF Support Battalion commanding officer

Lieutenant Colonel Douglas J. Cobb


Lieutenant Colonel Douglas J. Cobb is a native of Beaumont, Texas.  He enlisted in the Marines Corps in June of 1989 as an infantryman. LtCol Cobb attended the University of Houston and was commissioned in December 1999.


Following completion of The Basic School, he was designated as a Logistics Officer.  LtCol Cobb's initial assignment was with, Force Service Support Group, where he served as the 3rd Material Readiness Battalion’s Motor Transportation Officer, Battalion Maintenance Management Officer and Battalion S-4 Officer.  He was subsequently assigned to Marine Expeditionary Unit Service Support Group-31 (MSSG-31) where he served as the Assistance S-3 Officer and the Motor Transportation Detachment Commander.  Upon completion of his tour with MSSG-31,  LtCol Cobb was reassigned to 3rd MRB as the Motor Transportation Maintenance Company Commanding Officer.  LtCol Cobb deployed to Afghanistan as an Embedded Trainer with the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  LtCol Cobb returned to 3rd MRB where he was assigned as the Commanding Officer of Headquarters & Service Company.


Following his initial tour, LtCol Cobb was assigned to The Basic School where he served as a Tactics Instructor and Staff Platoon Commander.   His following company grade tours included Logistics Officer for 2d ANGLICO and Contracting Officer Joint Logistics Command – Afghanistan.


As a field grade officer, LtCol Cobb served as a Strategic Planner with United States Forces – Afghanistan, Logistics Officer, Combat Logistics Regiment-27, Executive Officer Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron -1 and as the III Marine Expeditionary Force South East Asia Logistics Planner.  LtCol Cobb's most recent assignment was as the Deputy Director of Concepts, Navy Warfare Development Command, Norfolk, VA. 


Lieutenant Colonel Cobb is a graduate of the Logistics Officer Course, Amphibious Warfare School, and Command and Staff College.

His personal awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two gold stars in lieu of third award, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with one gold star in lieu of second award, Navy Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.