LTC James W. Cobb, Jr
LTC James Cobb, Jr is a native of McDonald, Pennsylvania, a small suburb outside of Pittsburgh. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology at Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA and DMD from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine. Subsequently he completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program in Landstuhl, Germany. After two tours he returned to school and earned a Masters in Oral Biology along with a Certificate of Orthodontics from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
LTC Cobb has served as a general dentist and platoon leader in the 464th Medical Company (DS) in Landstuhl, Germany. While assigned he completed his first deployment from 2008 to 2009 as the OIC Dental Operations at Camp Bucca, Iraq treating a predominantly detainee population. He then was selected as the 7th Special Forces Group (A) Dental Surgeon at Fort Bragg, NC. He deployed with Group to Afghanistan in 2010, where he supported Village Stability Operations throughout the country. After completing orthodontic residency, he served as the Chief of Orthodontics and an orthodontic mentor at the one-year AEGD at Fort Campbell, KY. He then served as the OIC Pulaski Dental Clinic, Landstuhl, Germany.
LTC Cobb is a graduate of AMEDD Officer Basic Course, AMEDD Officer Advanced Course, and Command and General Staff College. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC), the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the NATO Medal, and others. He has earned the Expert Field Medical Badge, the Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Airborne wings of the Australian and Dutch Armies.
Senior Dental NCO
MSG David L Moore
MSG David L Moore was born December 25th, 1971 to Barbara and Jimmy Moore of Fort Worth, Texas. Upon graduation of high school in Decatur Texas, he began his Army career with the Army Reserves, serving honorably for over 10 years. Without a break in service, he enlisted into active duty for the United States Army in August of 2000 as a 68EN5 Dental Laboratory Technician. He attended Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Sam Houston Texas.
MSG Moore’s career began at Fort Lewis, Washington. While at this assignment only 24 months, he left with the distinction of having served honorably as the Hospital Dental Clinic NCOIC as an E-4. He then was assigned to Darmstadt Dental Clinic Command, Germany. During this assignment he was promoted to SGT, volunteered to deploy to DOHA, Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom /Operation Enduring Freedom from February to June of 2004 as the Task Force NCOIC. Before leaving Germany he earned the rank of Staff Sergeant. Upon returning to the states he was assigned to The Army Dental Laboratory at Fort Gordon Georgia, where he served in various leadership roles. He was reassigned to Fort Leonard Wood Dental Activity as the Training NCO. While stationed there he earned the Expert Field Medical Badge on his first attempt, took charge of Roll Dental Clinic as the NCOIC and led the clinic to achieve the highest Dental Readiness in DENCOM for 24 consecutive months in First Term Dental Readiness (Basic Trainees and AIT students). He also earned the rank of Sergeant First Class before leaving for his next assignment.
Later he was assigned to A Co Academy Battalion, Academy Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas in the Dental Laboratory Technician Tri-Service Program. Here he served as Instructor/Writer, then Army Service Lead, working his way up to Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Director of the Tri-Service Program. Soon after he would be selected to serve as Chief Instructor for the Dental Specialist Program. After only serving 3 months in this role, he earned the trust and confidence of the Brigade CSM and was handpicked to serve as the First Sergeant of Bravo Company Academy Battalion, Academy Brigade, Fort Sam Houston where he was responsible for approximately 1,200 AIT students and 50 Cadre in three different Occupational Specialty Programs.
He transitioned to Fort Campbell to serve as NCOIC of Taylor Dental Clinic, as well as interim First Sergeant for the Fort Campbell Dental Health Activity. While assigned to Fort Campbell, he led his clinic and unit with distinction, integrity, and compassion. He earned the rank of Master Sergeant and was reassigned to Fort Stewart Dental Health Activity to serve as the Senior Dental Non-Commissioned Officer.
MSG Moore’s civilian education includes an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College, New York. He is currently in his senior year of a Bachelor’s of Science in Biblical Education with a focus on Mission work from Arlington Baptist University, Arlington Texas. In 2008 he was awarded a Baptist Minister’s license for the state of Georgia. He also has earned a Black Belt Certification in Six Sigma concepts from the International Six Sigma Institute.
MSG Moore’s military education includes Dental Specialist (68E), Dental Laboratory Technician (68EN5) Basic Leader Course (BLC), Advanced Leader Course (ALC), Senior Leaders Course (SLC), Master Leader Course (MLC), Mobile Retention Training Team Course (MRTT), Instructor Training Course (ITC), Cadre Training Course (CTC), Instructor Curriculum Delivery Course (ICDT), Basic Healthcare Administration Course (BHAC), Dental Management Development Course (DMDC), Equal Opportunity Leaders Course (EOLC), Master Resiliency Trainer Course (MRT), Company Commander/First Sergeant Pre-Command Course (CCFSPCC), Army’s Six Sigma Lean Leader Program Course (LL-P), AMEDD 68 CMF MOS Subject Matter Expert Course (SME)
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism
Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (W/M device), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (2 OLC) Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Good Conduct Medal (6rd Award), National Defense Ribbon (W/ Star), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon, The NATO Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Expert Field Medical Badge, Expert Rifle Marksmanship Qualification Badge, and German Sports Proficiency Badge (GOLD).