Program Director: Col. (Ret.) Roderick M. Cox
Roderick M. Cox joined the Simons Center in March 2016. Prior to joining the Simons Center, Cox was a consultant providing personal career guidance and business management advice, a speaker at civic, philantropic, and educational organizations on leadership, mangement, and security policy, and a volunteer assisting various organizations that support veterans, school children, and the homeless in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
In 2013 and 2014, Cox served as a District Director for the U.S. Small Business Adminstration responsible for the Kansas City District which served the four million citizens in Missouri and Kansas. He also served on the Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board fostering interagency cooperation and focusing on veterans in government service issues.
Prior to the SBA Cox served as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Army for over 32 years as an Artilleryman, Foreign Area Officer, Professor, and Historian, retiring in August 2013. His service included numerous Joint, Combined, and Interagency operations both in the United States and overseas.
Cox earned both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Missouri at Columbia and a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the U.S. Army War College. He currently serves on the Board of the University of Missouri Military Veterans Alumni Association. Cox is a proud Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and of the Disabled American Veterans.
The Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation
The Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation is committed to the development of interagency leaders and an interagency body of knowledge that facilitates broader and more effective cooperation and policy implementation. As a research, analysis, studies, and publication center, the Simons Center is focused on the interagency aspects of national security; counterterrorism; stability and reconstruction operations; homeland defense and security; and disaster preparation and response.
The Center is a program of and is funded by the CGSC Foundation. TThe Simons Center opened its doors on Fort Leavenworth, April 21, 2010, with a grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting. (read the press release) Philanthropist and friend of the Foundation, Mr. Ross Perot, who provided the funds to establish the Simons Center, attended the ribbon cutting ceremony.
The Mission of the Center
- Supporting and promoting the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
- Building a body of interagency knowledge
- Improving interagency leadership and operations
For more information about the Simons Center visit its website at www.TheSimonsCenter.org