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Cooper, Mark E, MAJ Special Forces (Officer)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Major
Current/Last Service Branch
Special Forces
Current/Last Primary MOS
18A-Special Forces
Current/Last MOS Group
Special Forces (Officer)
Current/Last Unit
2003-Present, US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)
Previously Held MOS
11C-Mechanized Infantry
11A-Infantry
90A-Logistics
54A-Operations Plans Training
Service Years
1979 - 1996
Foreign Language(s)
German
Spanish

Special Forces


Special Forces
Major



Two Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007) German Military Proficiency Gold Special Forces Group




 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Special Forces AssociationMilitary Officers Association of America (MOAA)Post 1843, John P. Marlow PostDisabled American Veterans (DAV)
Army Historical FoundationTWS Volunteer Profile Assistance Team (VPA)TWS Living History TeamTWS Memorial Team
ATWS Vietnam Fallen Remembrance ProjectATWS GWOT Fallen Remembrance Project TeamATWS Unit Historian
  1991, Special Forces Association [Verified]2 - Assoc. Page
  1992, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1992, Special Forces Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1993, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 1843, John P. Marlow Post (Life Member) (Stillwater, Oklahoma) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1996, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2006, Army Historical Foundation [Verified]
  2008, Special Forces Association, 101, National Board of Officers (Member) (Fayetteville, North Carolina) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page
  2009, TWS Volunteer Profile Assistance Team (VPA) - Assoc. Page
  2011, TWS Living History Team [Verified]
  2011, TWS Memorial Team [Verified]
  2012, ATWS Vietnam Fallen Remembrance Project [Verified]
  2012, ATWS GWOT Fallen Remembrance Project Team [Verified]
  2013, ATWS Unit Historian [Verified]



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Expert Infantryman

Master ParachutistSpecial Operations Diver
Rifle
Pistol
Grenade
Special Forces
Germany Jump Wings (Gold)

 
 Unit Assignments
Airborne School, Fort BenningInfantry Officer Basic Course (IOBC) Fort BenningInfantry Center and School, Fort Benning/The School Brigade (TSB)2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment
1st Brigade, 8th Infantry Division2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry RegimentInfantry Officer Advanced CourseUS Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)/Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC)
7th Special Forces Group AirborneUS Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)7th Special Forces Group Airborne/2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces GroupCommand and General Staff College (CGSC)
7th Special Forces Group AirborneHQ USAREUR/Army Special Operations Forces Europe (ARSOFE)US Army Europe (USAREUR)/7th Special Operations Support Command Theater Army (7th SOSC(TA))10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)/1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group
Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Fort PolkUS Army Special Operations Command (USASOC)
  1978-1978, Airborne School, Fort Benning
  1979-1980, 11C, Infantry Officer Basic Course (IOBC) Fort Benning
  1980-1980, 11C, The School Brigade (TSB)/The Infantry Mortar Leaders Course (officer 3Z)
  1980-1981, 11C, 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment/B Company
  1981-1982, 11C, 1st Brigade, 8th Infantry Division
  1982-1983, 11C, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment/HHC
  1983-1984, 11A, Infantry Officer Advanced Course
  1984-1985, 11A, US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)/Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC)
  1984-1985, 11A, A Company - ODB 740/ODA 745 (UWO)
  1985-1985, 11A, US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)/Special Forces Combat Diver Qualification Course (CDQC)
  1985-1987, 90A, 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group/HHC
  1987-1987, 11A, Command and General Staff College (CGSC)/Combined Arms and Services Staff School
  1987-1988, 11A, C Company (ODB 760)/ODA 765
  1988-1991, 90A, HQ USAREUR/Army Special Operations Forces Europe (ARSOFE)
  1991-1991, 18A, US Army Europe (USAREUR)/7th Special Operations Support Command Theater Army (7th SOSC(TA))
  1991-1992, 18A, 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group/A Company
  1992-1994, 18A, Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Fort Polk/Special Operations Training Detachment (SOTD)
  1994-1996, 54A, US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC)
  2003-Present, US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)
 Colleges Attended 
Arkansas Tech UniversityArmy Staff CollegeWebster UniversityArmy Management Staff College
  1975-1979, Arkansas Tech University
  1992-1993, Army Staff College
  1995-1996, Webster University
  2004-2004, Army Management Staff College1
 Basic Combat Training
  1979, Fort Benning (Infantry Officer Basic Course), 1-80
 Combat and Operations History
  1957-1989 Cold War (1945-1989)
  1990-1991 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia
  1990-1991 Defense of Saudi Arabia/Operation Desert Shield
  1991-1991 Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm
  1991-1995 Southwest Asia Ceasefire Campaign/Operation Provide Comfort
  1991-1995 Gulf War/Southwest Asia Ceasefire Campaign
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