(Extensions of Remarks - September 13, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1507]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                             HON. JO BONNER

                               of alabama

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, September 13, 2012

  Mr. BONNER. Mr. Speaker, I rise to extend congratulations to a 
distinguished South Alabamian who was recently promoted to the rank of 
major general in the United States Army Reserve. Maj. Gen. Janet Cobb's 
service to her country is a credit to the professionalism and 
dedication of our military and we are proud to have her call South 
Alabama home.
  Maj. Gen. Cobb is a graduate of Foley High School and the University 
of Alabama. After enlisting in the Army Reserve in 1974, she was 
commissioned a Second Lieutenant in May 1978 from the University of 
Alabama ROTC program. Maj. Gen. Cobb is a graduate of the U.S. Army 
Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College.
  Maj. Gen. Cobb has commanded at the Detachment, Battalion, Brigade, 
General Officer and Directorate command levels. Her deployments include 
1184th Transportation Terminal Unit, Saudi Arabia (July-November 1991), 
1184th Transportation Terminal Battalion, Port of Ash Shuaybah, Kuwait 
(November 2002-May 2003), 598th Transportation Group (Terminal) 
Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2007), and the Central Command Deployment & 
Distribution Operations Center, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait (2011). In July 
2012, Maj. Gen. Cobb completed a six-month mobilization at the Pentagon 
where she served as Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations), 
Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics (G-4). She is 
currently assigned to the Pentagon as Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, 
Mobilization and Training (Reserve Component Integration), Department 
of the Army (G-4).
  While still a colonel, Janet commanded the 1184th Transportation 
Terminal Battalion from Mobile during the second Gulf War. Of her 
service, the Mobile Press Register observed, ``Under Cobb's command, 
the 1184th became well-known among coalition forces in Kuwait not only 
for unloading a record amount of U.S. military cargo through a Kuwaiti 
port in 2003, but also for staging a Mobile-style Mardi Gras parade 
over there, in which Moon Pies, beads and cups were thrown.''
  Her awards include the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal 
with oak leaf clusters, and the Joint Achievement Medal.
  In civilian life, Maj. Gen. Cobb is employed with Kaiser Realty, Inc. 
in Gulf Shores. She is a resident of the Barnwell community in south 
Baldwin County.
  Mr. Speaker, I join my fellow Alabamians in not only expressing deep 
pride in Maj. Gen. Cobb's contributions to her country, but also in 
offering our heartfelt congratulations for her recent promotion and 
wish her all the best in the future.