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John Cook School of Business Dean’s Breakfast: Lieutenant General Samuel D. Cox

Thursday, 10 November, 2016

The John Cook School of Business is hosting a special Dean’s Breakfast presentation with Lieutenant General Samuel D. Cox, Commander, 18th Air Force, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, on Thursday, Nov. 10. Cox will present, "Global Support, Global Impact: Air Mobility in the 21st Century."  

The event takes place in the Cook School and begins with a complimentary networking breakfast in the atrium at 7:30 a.m. and the presentation following in the A-B Auditorium.

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Lt. Gen. Samuel D. Cox is the Commander, 18th Air Force, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. As Air Mobility Command’s sole warfighting numbered air force, 18th Air Force is responsible for the command’s worldwide operational mission of providing rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America’s armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation, and contingency response. With approximately 39,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian Airmen and approximately 1,100 aircraft, the 18th Air Force manages the global air mobility enterprise through the 618th Air and Space Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center), 11 wings and two stand-alone groups. Cox also commands Task Force 294, which oversees Air Force tanker operations in support of U.S. Strategic Command.

Cox has commanded at the squadron, wing, and operations center levels. During his tenure as the 436th Airlift Wing commander at Dover Air Force Base, Del., the general deployed to Southwest Asia as deputy director of Mobility Forces supporting operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Shortly after, Cox was the commandant of cadets, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., responsible for cadet military training and Airmanship education, supervising cadet life activities, and providing support to facilities and logistics for more than 4,000 cadets and 300 Air Force and civilian personnel. Cox was the commander, 618th Air and Space Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center), Scott Air Force Base, Ill. He also served as the director, Strategy, Policy, Programs, and Logistics (TCJ5/4), USTRANSCOM, Scott AFB, Ill., and director, Operations and Plans (TCJ3), USTRANSCOM, Scott AFB, Illinois. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.