MG (Ret) Ken Cox
MG (Ret) Kendall Cox
Workforce Solutions of Central Texas
Sector Chair of Military Relations
Kendall Cox, known as Ken, was born into an Army family in Heidelberg, Germany in 1957. He’s the youngest of three boys and enjoyed the military life so much that he decided to follow in his dad’s footsteps as he became older.
Ken graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1979 (his dad graduated in 1949) and his son graduated in 2007. All, as did Ken’s grandfather, chose Engineers as their branch of service in the Army.
During his 36 years in the military Ken served in all levels of the command structure. During his first 28 years, he enjoyed tactical and operational assignments in places like Ft Stewart, Georgia; Ft Belvoir, Virginia; Stuttgart and Karlsruhe Germany; Ft Leavenworth Kansas; Ft Campbell, Kentucky; Washington, DC area; Carlisle Pennsylvania, and Ft Hood, Texas. He also spent 3 years teaching Math to the cadets at the United States Military Academy.
After 28 years, Ken transitioned over to the construction side of the Corps of Engineers, where he spent 2 years in command of the Southwestern Division in Dallas, Texas and 3 1/2 years in command of the Transatlantic Division in Winchester Virginia, which included the last tour in Iraq for 16 months. He then served as the Deputy Commanding General for Military and International Operations in the Corps of Engineers Headquarters, Washington DC.
MG (Ret) Cox deployed 3 times in his career, all to Iraq, while also spending almost two years traveling in and out of Afghanistan. The first two tours were while serving on the operational side, and the last deployment and visits to Afghanistan while serving with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
Prior to assuming the role of Chief Operating Officer with Workforce Solutions of Central Texas, Ken was the Executive Director for the Heart of Texas Defense Alliance (HOTDA) for two years. MG (Ret) Cox’s last military assignment was as the III Corps Deputy Commanding General at Ft Hood, Texas from June 2014 – June 2015.
MG (Ret) Cox’s education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree from the United States Military Academy, a Master’s Degree in Operations Research from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, and a Master of Science Degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College.
Ken is married to the former Anna Marie Carpenter from Hinesville, GA (also an Army brat) and they have two children, both married. Their son, Jeffrey (32), is a CPT (P) in the Army currently at school at Fort Leavenworth, KS, and their daughter, Paige (30), is a school teacher in Belton and the mother of twin girls!