COL Michael W. Cobb
U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot
COL Michael W. Cobb assumed command of Pueblo Chemical Depot (PCD), Colorado, on June 26, 2019. His previous assignment was as the Interagency Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) officer and section chief for the Plans, Policy and Operations Section, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) Washington, D.C., Office.
COL Cobb received his commission in the U.S. Army through Officer Candidate School in 1997. After attending the Chemical Officer Basic course at Fort McClellan, Alabama, he reported to the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) as the 2nd Battalion’s Chemical Officer. COL Cobb commanded the 46th Chemical Mechanized Smoke Company and the Headquarters and Headquarters’ Company of the 13th COSCOM. Most recently he commanded the 84th Chemical Battalion, where he was responsible for all Chemical 74D Advanced Individual Training, along with the Chemical Officer Basic and Advanced courses at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. His staff assignments include Chemical Field Grade Assignment Officer, U.S. Army Human Resources Command; chemical officer, 1st Infantry Division; and chemical logistics officer, III Corps.
COL Cobb has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Texas A&M University, a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Study from the Naval Command and General Staff College, and a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University War College. He also is a graduate of the Army’s Airborne, Jumpmaster, and Infantry Officer advanced courses.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (two awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (one award), Meritorious Service Medal (five awards), Army Commendation Medal (one award), Army Achievement Medal (five awards) and four Iraqi campaign medals. He also is the recipient of the Order of the Dragon from the Chemical Corps Regimental Association.