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Lt Col Carrie Cox

Deputy Commandant, Citizen-Leader Track

Lieutenant Colonel Carrie A. Cox is the deputy commandant for the Citizen-Leader Track, also known as VPI Battalion.

As an Air Force Reservist, she is the commander of the 916th Maintenance Squadron in the 916th Air Refueling Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Goldsboro, North Carolina. Prior to this assignment, she was the commander of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 607 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she was responsible for recruiting and overseeing the preparation and training of officer candidates through a comprehensive college program at Fayetteville State University and four cross-town universities.

Lt Col Cox earned her commission and was a Distinguished Graduate (with Academic and Military Distinction) from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1998, earning a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering. She has served in a variety of positions in aircraft maintenance, training, instruction, and recruiting in an active duty capacity and as a reservist.

She previously served as an assistant professor of aerospace studies, operations officer, and recruiting officer at the Air Force ROTC Detachment 875 at Virginia Tech. Prior to returning to active duty, Lt Col Cox served as the liaison officer director for the state of Virginia, leading a geographically dispersed unit of 17 admission liaison officers responsible for over 640 schools.

She earned a master’s degree in civil engineering from Virginia Tech in 1999.