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 –
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