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Garrison Command

To support mission readiness and execution; enable the well-being of Soldiers, Civilians, Retirees and their Family Members; improve infrastructure; and preserve the environment through the equitable, effective and efficient management of 54 installation services at the Army's approved Common Level of Support.

Garrison Commander Biography

COL Cox Garrison Commander the Commanding General Maneuver Center of Excellence

Colonel Clinton W. Cox
Garrison Commander,
Maneuver Center of Excellence

COL Cox was born in Nuremburg, Germany and raised at numerous Army installations. He graduated from Longwood University in 1996 and received his commission in the Infantry. His first assignment was as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Company XO and Battalion Motor Officer in 1-18 IN, 1st Infantry Division at Schweinfurt, Germany, deploying in support of Operations in Bosnia and Macedonia.

In 1999, he graduated from the Armor Captain's Career Course and was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) at Fort Campbell, KY, where he served as the Division's Assault Command Post OIC. In 2001-2004, he was reassigned to 3rd Brigade and served as the Brigade Battle Captain and Commander, Alpha Company 3-187 IN during the start of combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq in support of the Global War on Terrorism. After redeploying from Iraq he was selected to organize and assume command of the Army's Experimental Force Company at Fort Benning, GA. After this command, he attended the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

From 2006-2011, he returned to the 101st Airborne Division as a Major with duty in the G3 current operations and as the CJTF-101 Joint Operations Center Chief during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF). He then deployed to Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and assumed duties as the S3, and later XO for 2-502 IN, 2nd BCT, 101st. In 2009 he assumed duties as the Operations Officer for 2nd BCT "STRIKE" preparing the BCT and then deploying to southern Afghanistan, as part of the 2010-11 surge to defeat the insurgency in Kandahar Province.

From 2011-2013, COL Cox commanded 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd BCT, 101st and deployed to OEF where he advised and assisted the 3rd Brigade, 203rd Afghan National Army. In 2014, COL Cox attended the National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington DC. Following Senior Service College graduation, COL Cox was assigned to the Joint Staff, J3 Operations Directorate, where he serves in the J35 Joint Operations Division¬ Global Force Management (JOD-GFM).

COL Cox's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (3 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (6 OLC), the Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air-Assault Badge and Ranger Tab. His military education includes the Infantry Basic, Armor Advanced Course, and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He holds a Master of Science Degree in National Security and Resource Strategy.

Garrison Command Sergeant Major Biography

CSM Kevin R. Floyd  Garrison Garrison Command Sergeant Major, Maneuver Center of Excellence

CSM William D. Pouliot
Garrison Command Sergeant Major,
Maneuver Center of Excellence

Command Sergeant Major William D. Pouliot was born and raised in Copperopolis, Ca. He enlisted in the Army on 11 January 1995, completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning as an Infantryman.

CSM Pouliot has served in every enlisted leadership position from Team Leader through Command Sergeant Major. CSM Pouliot’s previous assignments include 3/502IN, 1/27IN, 1/75 RGR, RSTB, 3/75 RGR, 75th Regimental Headquarters, and most recently as the Command Sergeant Major of 3d Ranger Battalion.

CSM Pouliot has completed all levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Education System including the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 62), Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy (JSOFSEA) and Summit. His additional schools include Airborne, Ranger, Jumpmaster, Pathfinder, Military Freefall, Air Assault, and Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (S.E.R.E Level-C). CSM Pouliot holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Excelsior College.

CSM Pouliot’s operational deployments include 4 OIF rotations in Iraq and 9 OEF/OFS rotations to Afghanistan. CSM Pouliot’s awards and decorations include The Legion of Merit, four Bronze Star Medals, five Meritorious Service Medals, a Joint Service Commendation Medal, five Army Commendation Medals, a Joint Service Achievement Medal, nine Army Achievement Medals, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, Military Freefall Badge, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, and is a member of the Order of Saint Maurice.