FORT BRAGG, N.C. – On Sept. 30, 2021, the U.S. Senate confirmed the
promotion from brigadier general to major general of Tennessee native, Maj.
Gen. Jeffrey C. Coggin, commanding general of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs
and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne).
Maj. Gen. Coggin assumed command of USACAPOC(A) July 6, 2020, an Army
Reserve command with units throughout the U.S. that is also the hub for the
majority of the Army’s Civil Affairs, Information Operations, and
Psychological Operations capabilities.
Born in Pulaski, Tennessee, Coggin graduated from Giles County High School,
and is an alumni of the University of Tennessee, where he graduated with a
Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture.
“Being selected for major general is an incredible honor,” said Coggin.
Leading USACAPOC(A) in this role is truly momentous; something that cannot
be taken lightly. It takes respect, effort, energy, and a commitment to
“I lead as part of one team across the entire command,” said Coggin, “and I
emphasize the importance of continuing our mission to provide trained and
ready Civil Affairs, Psychological Operations, and Information Operations
Soldiers that are motivated, dedicated, and take the initiative, and who are
proud to be USACAPOC(A).”
Coggin’s leadership of USACAPOC(A) comes from his extensive career in Army
Civil Affairs, which began in 1997 as an environmental science officer and
eventual battalion commander for the 489th Civil Affairs Battalion in
Knoxville, Tennessee, and has continued with progressive leadership
assignments ranging from functional specialty team chief and chief of staff
for the 352nd Civil Affairs Command, headquartered at Fort Meade, Maryland,
followed by brigade commander for the 360th Civil Affairs Brigade
(Airborne), Ft. Jackson, South Carolina from 2011-2012.
He then served as brigade commander for the 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, San
Antonio, Texas, from 2013 – 2016, and commander of the 350th Civil Affairs
Command, Pensacola, Florida from 2016 – 2018. Prior to taking command of
USACAPOC(A), he served as its deputy commanding general from 2018 – 2020.
Coggin has been deployed as a Civil Affairs officer in multiple roles, first
as Civil Military Cooperation Battalion’s Liaison Officer to USAID in
support of Operation Joint Forge, Bosnia, from April 2000 – March 2001. This
was followed by a deployment to Afghanistan in 2002, where he served as the
public health team chief for the Coalition Joint Civil Military Operations
Task Force, and later established the first Coalition Humanitarian Liaison
Cell (CHLC 13) in Gardez, Paktia Province, Afghanistan.
Coggin was later deployed in 2004 to Iraq, where he served as a company
commander with the 489th Civil Affairs Battalion in support of the 1st Armor
Division, and then the 5th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. He
deployed again to Iraq in 2009, serving as the commander of the 489th Civil
Affairs Battalion in support of the 10th Mountain Division, Multi-National
With units in 30 states across the continental U.S., USACAPOC(A) is an Army
Reserve, two-star command of over 11, 800 Soldiers comprising 85% of Army
Civil Affairs Soldiers, 83% of the Army’s Psychological Operations Soldiers,
and 26% of the Army Information Operations force.
USACAPOC(A) is currently one of the most mobilized and deployed commands in
the Army, supporting five of the six combatant commands in 10 countries
across five continents. USACAPOC(A) also provides airborne oversight for the
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