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Brig. Gen. Christopher W. Cook

Deputy Commanding General - Support

BG Christopher W. Cook was commissioned on 16 Dec 1994 through ROTC at East Central University (Oklahoma). He entered Active Duty on 16 January 1995, attended Field Artillery Officer Basic Course and was assigned to 6th Battalion, 32 Field Artillery Regiment where he served as a Platoon Leader, Maintenance Officer and Battalion S-1. On 31 May 1999, BG Cook left active duty and transferred to the Army Reserve.

BG Cook holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from East Central University, a Master of Business Administration in Telecommunications Management from the University of Dallas, and a Master of Arts in Strategic Security Studies from College of International Security Affairs at the National Defense University.

BG Cook currently serves as the Deputy Commanding - Support for the 63d Readiness Division. Additionally, his first previous assignment was the Commander of the 78th Training Division. He also has served in the 95th Division (IT) as a Battery Commander, Battalion Assistant S-3, Brigade S-1, Battalion XO, Brigade S-4, Battalion Commander, Division Executive Officer, Brigade Commander, and G3/5/7. In addition, BG Cook commanded 2-381st (TS), 120th BDE, 1st Army and as the G7 for the 75th Training Command.

BG Cook was recalled to active duty 2004-2006 as an Observer Controller/Trainer with the 75th Division in support of deploying National Guard and Army Reserve units. In 2009, BG Cook was deployed to Afghanistan, where he led an Embedded Training Team, training the Afghanistan Army and Police. In 2012-2013 BG Cook again was recalled to active duty where he served at Fort Hood as the Battalion Commander for the Warrior Transition Battalion.

His military schooling includes: Airborne School, Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Signal Officer Advanced Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Intermediate Level Education, the Advanced Operations Course and the National War College. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (1 SOLC), the Army Commendation Medal (3 BOLC), the Army Achievement Meal (2 BOLC) and the Combat Action Badge.

BG Cook has two daughters and is employed by AT&T as a Senior System Engineer.