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Maj. Gen. Jeffrey C. Coggin

Commanding General, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (ABN)

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey C. Coggin was born in Pulaski, Tennessee on Dec. 27, 1960. Upon completion of his studies at the University of Tennessee, he was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture, and Direct Commissioned into the U.S. Army Reserve as a Second Lieutenant, Medical Service Corp Branch. Coggin later transferred to the Civil Affairs Branch. His military education includes the Army Medical Department Officer Basic Course, Army Medical Department Officer Advanced Course, Civil Affairs Officer Advanced Course, the Army Command and General Staff College, Joint Forces Staff College Joint and Combined Warfighting School - Hybrid Course and the Army War College, where he was awarded a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies.  

Coggin served in a variety of progressive assignments preparatory to his current assignment on July 6, 2020, as the Commanding General of U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (ABN), Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, including his most recent assignment on Nov. 17, 2018, as the Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (ABN).

Coggin’s first assignment in the U.S. Army Reserve was as Environmental Science Officer, Preventive Medicine Section, MEDDAC, Ft. Stewart, Georgia. He then served as Environmental Science Officer, Preventive Medicine Section, MEDDAC, Ft. Benning, Georgia. His next assignment was Environmental Science Officer, U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Following these assignments, he was assigned as the Environmental Science Officer for the 489th Civil Affairs Battalion, Knoxville, Tennessee in 1997. When the unit was mobilized and deployed to Bosnia in support of Operation Joint Forge, he served as the Civil Military Cooperation Battalion’s Liaison Officer to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) (April 2000-March 2001). In 2002, when the battalion mobilized and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, he served as the Public Health Team Chief for the Coalition Joint Civil Military Operations Task Force followed by his assignment as a direct support team chief, establishing the first Coalition Humanitarian Liaison Cell (CHLC 13) in Gardez, Paktia Province, Afghanistan. Upon his return from Afghanistan, Coggin was assigned as the General Support Detachment Commander until the unit’s deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) during 2004. In Baghdad, Iraq, he served as the Alpha Company Commander, 489th Civil Affairs Battalion, in support of the DIVARTY Combat Team, 1st Armor Division, followed by the 5th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. Upon his return from Iraq, he served as the 489th Civil Affairs Battalion’s Executive Officer (2005) followed by Acting Battalion Commander (2006) and Battalion Commander (2007-2011). Coggin deployed to Iraq in 2009, where he served as the Battalion Commander with the 489th Civil Affairs Battalion Headquarters, Headquarters Company, which was reflagged under the 450th Civil Affairs Battalion (ABN) FWD, in support of the 10th Mountain Division, Multi-National Division-South. Upon relinquishing command at the 489th in May, 2011, he served as Chief, Functional Specialty Cell Two, at the 352nd Civil Affairs Command, Ft. Meade, Maryland. In November, 2011, Coggin assumed command of the 360th Civil Affairs Brigade (ABN), Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, where he served as the interim Brigade Commander until May, 2012. Coggin then served as Chief of Staff for the 352nd Civil Affairs Command, Ft. Meade, Maryland, prior to assuming command of the 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, San Antonio, Texas, in Oct. 2013, where he served until Feb. 2016. He then served as the Commanding General of the 350th Civil Affairs Command, Pensacola, Florida until Nov., 2018.

Coggin earned several awards and decorations during his career, including: the Legion of Merit (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star Medal  (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver and 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Star), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (with 1 Bronze Star), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 1 Campaign Star) Iraq Campaign Medal (with 1 Campaign Star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal\ Mobilization (Silver Hourglass with M device and numeral 2), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with “4” Device, NATO Medal, Joint Unit Meritorious Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Superior Unit Award and the Combat Action Badge.

MG Coggin is married to the former Diane F. Hoffnagle and they have two children: Kristin and Kevin.