Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph C. Cobb

2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team

Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph C. Cobb, a native of Seneca, South Carolina, enlisted in the Army June 2002. Upon completion of Infantry One Station Unit Training (OSUT), Airborne School and the Ranger Indoctrination Program, he was stationed at Fort Benning, now known as Fort Moore, Georgia, with 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, where he served as a rifleman through company first sergeant.

In August 2018, he transitioned to the 75th Ranger Regiment Headquarters where he served as the Force Modernization NCO in charge. In August2019, Cobb transferred to Fort Bliss, Texas, to attend the Sergeants Major Course. He then went to Fort Stewart, Georgia, in July 2020 to serve as the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, operations sergeant major. Cobb served as the command sergeant major for 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, from May 2021 to October 2023. Cobb transferred to Fort Carson, Colorado, to serve as the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, command sergeant major in December 2023. He has deployed 16 times in support of the Global War on Terror.

His military education includes the U.S. Army Airborne School, Ranger Indoctrination Program, U.S. Army Ranger School, U.S. Army Air Assault School, U.S. Army Pathfinder School, Basic Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, Ranger Assessment and Selection Program 2, Combatives Level 1, the Enterprise Management Course and the Sergeant Major Course. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in leadership and workforce development from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

 Cobb’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (second award), Meritorious Service Medal (second award), Joint Service Commendation Medal with C device, Army Commendation Medal (fifth award), Army Achievement Medal (fifth award), Presidential Unit Citation Award, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (sixth award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal with silver star, Iraqi Campaign Medal with four bronze stars, Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (fifth award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (fifth award), Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Master Parachutist Badge with combat service star, Air Assault Badge and the Driver Mechanic Badge.

 Cobb is married and has three children.