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 (1987-Present)
Current/Last Primary MOS
18A-Special Forces Officer
Current/Last MOS Group
Special Forces (Officer)
Primary Unit
1994-1996, 54A, US Army Special Operations Command (Airborne) (USASOC)
Previously Held MOS
11C-Mechanized Infantry Officer
11A-Infantry Officer
54A-Operations Plans Training Officer
Service Years
1979 - 1996
Foreign Language(s)
German
Spanish

Special Forces (1987-Present)


Special Forces
Major



Two Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 

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




 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Special Forces AssociationMilitary Officers Association of America (MOAA)Post 1843, John P. Marlow PostDisabled American Veterans (DAV)
Army Historical FoundationATWS 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 (National President) (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 (Executive Officer) (Fayetteville, North Carolina) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page
  2013, ATWS Unit Historian [Verified]



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 Ribbon Bar

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

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1979, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Brigade, Infantry Officer Basic Course (Fort Benning, GA), A
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
U.S. Army2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry 1st Brigade, 8th Infantry Division2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry
Infantry Officer Advanced CourseSpecial Forces Qualification Course (SFQC)7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)Army Special Operations Forces Europe (ARSOFE)
7th Special Operations Support Command Theater Army (7th SOSC(TA))10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Fort PolkUS Army Special Operations Command (Airborne) (USASOC)
US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)
  1980-1980, 11C, Infantry Mortar Leader Course (IMLC)
  1980-1981, 11C, B Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry
  1981-1982, 11C, 1st Brigade, 8th Infantry Division
  1982-1983, 11C, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry
  1983-1984, 11A, Infantry Officer Advanced Course
  1984-1985, 11A, Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC)
  1984-1985, 11A, ODA 745 (UWO), A Company - ODB 740
  1985-1985, 11A, Special Forces Combat Diver Qualification Course (CDQC)
  1985-1987, 11A, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group
  1987-1987, 11A, Combined Arms Services and Staff School (CAS3) Course
  1987-1988, 11A, ODA 765, C Company (ODB 760)
  1988-1991, 18A, Army Special Operations Forces Europe (ARSOFE)
  1991-1991, 18A, 7th Special Operations Support Command Theater Army (7th SOSC(TA))
  1991-1992, 18A, A Company, 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group
  1992-1994, 18A, Special Operations Training Detachment (SOTD), Joint Readiness Training Center Operations Group
  1994-1996, 54A, US Army Special Operations Command (Airborne) (USASOC)
  2003-Present, US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1990-1991 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia
  1990-1991 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia/Operation Desert Shield
  1991-1991 Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm
  1991-1995 Southwest Asia Cease-Fire (Iraq)
  1991-1991 Operation Provide Comfort II (Iraq)
 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
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