CDR Cobb is currently assigned to USCG Sector Jacksonville as the Senior Reserve Officer. He is a drilling reservist with 5 years of active duty and 14 years of reserve duty experience in the U.S. Coast Guard.
In his previous assignment at the Pentagon from 2010-2013, he was assigned to the National Military Command Center as a Crisis Action Team (CAT) Team Chief. From 2003-2010, CDR Cobb was assigned to USCG Sector Mobile in various supervisory roles including Logistics Senior Reserve Officer (SRO) (2009-2010), Enforcement Division SRO (2006-2008), and the Response Department SRO (2003-2005).
Prior to his assignment at Sector Mobile, he served aboard two medium endurance cutters, DECISIVE and COURAGEOUS, from 1999 to 2003. He has been recalled to active duty 4 times. During his recalls he supported Sector Lower Mississippi during Operation NOBLE EAGLE in 2003 and supported the Sector Mobile Incident Command Post during Hurricane Dennis in 2005, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and Operation DEEPWATER HORIZON in 2010.
CDR Cobb’s active duty assignments include tours as Weapons Officer and First Lieutenant aboard CGC COURAGEOUS, Executive Officer aboard CGC WRANGELL, and a staff tour at the Seventh Coast Guard District Office of Law Enforcement. During these assignments he qualified as inport and underway officer of the deck, maritime law enforcement boarding officer, and helicopter landing signals officer.
CDR Cobb graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1994 with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, from Auburn University in 2001 with a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, and from the University of Florida in 2011 with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering.
As a civilian, CDR Cobb is a research engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division in Panama City, FL. Since 2001, he has been assigned to the Advanced Signal Processing and Automatic Target Recognition Branch and develops detection and classification algorithms for mine warfare sensing systems. He has authored or coauthored 3 peer-reviewed journal articles and 24 technical conference papers in the field of pattern classification and sonar signal processing.
CDR Cobb’s decorations include two Coast Guard Commendation Medals and three Coast Guard Achievement Medals.
CDR Cobb was born and raised in Anniston, AL. He is married and has young children.