PROMOTION TO THE RANK OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 67
(Extensions of Remarks - April 25, 2018)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                            HON. TREY GOWDY

                           of south carolina

                    in the house of representatives

                       Wednesday, April 25, 2018

  Mr. GOWDY. Mr. Speaker, I include in the Record the following 
Proclamation in recognition of Bobby J. Cox, United States Army, and to 
congratulate him on his promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
  Whereas, Lieutenant Colonel Cox graduated from The Citadel, The 
Military College of South Carolina in 2002. As a senior he was tasked 
with the responsibility of leading the Corps of Cadets as the 
Regimental Commander and earned the distinction of a ``Distinguished 
Military Graduate''.
  Whereas, upon graduation, Lieutenant Colonel Cox commissioned as a 
2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army and would complete both Ranger 
and Airborne School. He served four combat tours in Iraq as a member of 
elite units; such as, the 101st Airborne Division, 82nd Airborne 
Division and the 75th Ranger Regiment of the U.S. Army Special 
Operations Command.
  Whereas, for his service in the Army, Lieutenant Colonel Cox was 
awarded the Bronze Star Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, four 
Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, and the 
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. In addition, he was 
awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge for successfully leading his 
unit into direct contact with enemy forces.
  Whereas, Bobby J. Cox continues to serve his country in the U.S. Army 
Reserve and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on October 
18, 2017. Be it
  Resolved, That I, Trey Gowdy, do congratulate Lieutenant Colonel 
Bobby J. Cox, his wife Joscelyn, their two children, Reagan and Seth 
for their unwavering commitment and continued service to our great 
nation and thank them for their unwavering loyalty, dedication, and 
contributions to the Fourth Congressional District of South Carolina.