LTC Joseph Gross

LTC Joseph Gross

Dates of Service: Aug 1985 - Sep 2015
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  • SPC Feb 87
  • SGT Sep 88
  • SSG Apr 91
  • 2LT Feb 93
  • 1LT Feb 95
  • CPT Feb 97
  • MAJ Nov 04
  • LTC Oct 10
Commissioning Source:  OCS, Feb 1993

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I entered the service to be an Airborne Infantryman and to serve in the 82D Airborne Division. I never had any plans beyond that. But as often happens one thing led to another and I wound up at OCS. After service as an Infantryman, an MI NCO, an Infantry Officer and now a Eurasian Foreign Service Officer closing on 30 years, I can say I have no regrets.

Military Experiences

Jul 2012 - Jul 2015
Partnership Planner - Military Delegation
Coordinate engagement between Partner Nations and NATO Nations.
May 2010 - Jul 2012
USE - Dushanbe
Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation - J5, CENTCOM
Coordinated training and engagement opportunities between Tajik Armed Forces and United States. Biggest accomplishment was innoculating children in country and helping outfit an orphanage.
Apr 1990 - Oct 1992
Senior Voice Interceptor
Made a couple interesting trips including Operation Provide Comfort and support to the Marshall Center Foreign Area Officer Program on a trip through Russia and Ukraine.


(1 year, 1 month)
Oct 2008 - Oct 2009
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Set at the US Embassy in Baghdad and assisted in Budget execution for the Iraqi government. Possibly the biggest waste of a FAO in my experience.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools
Individual & Special Skill Schools

Started in Nov 1985

Foreign Language Skills

Russian (2/2+)

Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees


University of Kansas

Master's Degree, Eurasian Area Studies

1994 - 1997

Troy University

Bachelor's Degree, Social Sciences

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