Brigadier General Andy D. Cox MBE

Deputy Commanding General (Maneuver) - 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss

Brigadier Andy Cox was commissioned into the Staffordshire Regiment of the British Army in 1996. He recently assumed the role of the Deputy Commanding General-Maneuver for the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas. Brigadier Cox is the third British Officer to serve in this position and he has a unique role within the command.

Following graduation from the University of Wales and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Brigadier Cox held multiple operational commands in Infantry, Armoured Infantry and Reconnaissance roles.  He saw operational service in Northern Ireland, Kosovo and Bosnia followed by a series of tours to Iraq and Afghanistan.  He also deployed to Kenya, Germany, Canada, Cyprus and Oman.  He has held key positions as Chief G3 Operations in Headquarters 3rd (UK) Division, Chief of Staff, 12th Mechanized Brigade and Chief of Staff, Task Force Helmand.  Other notable roles include Strategic Plans in the Ministry of Defence, Command of the Army Training Regiment and he was the Assistant Head of Organisation and Strategy in the Army Headquarters.  In his previous assignment he served as the Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff of the UK's Joint Force Headquarters, where he led a JTF to conduct national emergency operations in Iraq and latterly support the UK's global repatriation mission during the ongoing CoVID19 crisis.

Appointed by the Queen as a Member of the British Empire for services in Afghanistan and Iraq, Brigadier Cox was also awarded the Queens Commendation for Valuable Service for actions in Afghanistan. Brigadier Cox also holds a bachelor's degree in Business, a master’s degree in International Relations, and is a graduate of the UK Defence Academy's Higher Command and Staff Course 2019.