LTC John Paul Cook

LTC John Paul Cook

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  • 2LT May 88
  • 1LT May 91
  • CPT May 95
  • MAJ Aug 02
  • LTC Dec 08
Commissioning Source:  ROTC, May 1988

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A “full spectrum leader;” shaping the future and delivering results in several fields. Skilled at taking game-changing programs from the drawing board through successful implementation. As an Army Officer, commanded Soldiers, managed global transportation and supply chain operations, led human capital reform, and advised senior leaders at Secretariat level. Skilled at finding practical solutions to complex problems, I am regarded as a “full spectrum leader;” with a history of taking game-changing programs from the drawing board through to fruitful implementation. As a polished communicator and effective consensus-builder, I shape the future by developing high performance teams, building coalitions and then leading them to deliver results.

Military Experiences

Jun 2016 - Present
Dec 2014 - Jun 2016
Deputy Team Chief
Monitor and update Senior Army Leaders on: Daily casualties (theater/non-theater) Army End-Strength status Personnel status of units preparing to deploy Personnel Accountability during natural/man-made disasters (ADPASS) Continuity of Operations (COOP)
May 2012 - Aug 2013
Chief, Soldier For Life Initiative (RC)
ASA (M&RA) by-name selection to lead the Soldier For Life initiative within the Total Army Personnel Integration Task Force (TAPIT). Oversaw the Army's Continuum of Service (COS) effort to more efficiently transition Soldiers between duty statuses and components. 21st Century labor market dynamics present unique challenges to the recruitment and retention of Soldiers. Improving the way the Army manages Soldier lifecycles is crucial to successful retention of "Soldiers For Life". The Total Army Human Resource community must better meet the needs of the Army, individual, and family in the post-conflict era. Finally, the military must cultivate awareness across the whole of society of the importance for, and means by which Service Members will be able to pursue meaningful Career Continuum.
Feb 2012 - May 2012
Military Executive
Chief of Staff to the Army Reserve Policy Committee comprised of Army Guard and Reserve General Officers.


(9 months)
Jun 1996 - Feb 1997
Responsible for planning and executing multi-modal military transportation activities throughout Central and Southern Europe. Quickly integrated an effective network of key Host Nation, NATO, and American transportation professionals. Instrumental on several high visibility special projects positively impacting the deployment of US Forces in the Ba

Military Credentials

Foreign Language Skills

German (3/3)

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees