Lieutenant Colonel Cox entered the Air Force in August of 1997 as a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and a graduate of AFROTC Detachment 665, Cincinnati, Ohio. She started her career as a direct accession to the Air Force Institute of Technology, earning her Master’s degree in Space Operations and completing thesis research in space structure mode localization. Next, she completed Under Graduate Space and Missile Training as well as initial weapon system qualification training at Vandenberg AFB, California. Afterwards she served as a Missile Warning Operations Center Crew Commander, Chief of Operations Training and Chief of Operations Standardization and Evaluation at the 7th Space Warning Squadron at Beale AFB, California. Following her operations assignment she served as a Flight Commander in Analysis and Test Support at Detachment 2 of the 17th Test Squadron; she spearheaded simulation upgrades and managed operational test efforts in support of Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station and its associated worldwide Integrated Tactical Warning and Attack Assessment weapon system. She then served as an exchange officer in France at L’École du Personnel Navigant d’Essais et de Réception, completing studies in rotary wing flight test. Later, at Hurlburt Field, Florida, she served as the Rotary Wing Flight Commander and Technical Director at the 413th Flight Test Squadron; overseeing developmental test of Air Force Special Operations, Combat Search and Rescue and rotary wing aircraft. Next, at Eglin AFB, she served as the Director of Operations at the 780th Test Squadron, supporting developmental test and evaluation of non-nuclear munitions. Afterwards, she served as the Tactical Combat Systems Program Manager and the Director of Technology Transfer at the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, Washington, DC. Prior to her current assignment, she was a PhD student at the George Washington University as part of the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Civilian Institute Program. She has logged more than 300 hours in the MH-53, CV-22, UH-1, and other military and civilian experimental aircraft.
2015 Merrit A. Willamson Best Conference Paper Award, American Society for Engineering Management
2012 Outstanding Air Force Program Manager, ACAT III or Equivalent
2011 Excellence in Acquisition Leadership Award (Team)
2011 Agile Acquisition Transformation Leadership Award (Team)
2011 Joint Service Achievement Medal, Achievement
2008 Aerial Achievement Medal, Achievement
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