CGSC Foundation CEO Doug Tystad announced the hire of a new program director for the Simons Center this week. – Col. (Ret.) Roderick M. Cox assumed duties of the position on March 28.
“Rod has a distinguished record of service in both military operational positions as well as interagency positions,” Tystad said. “I believe that Rod is exceptionally well qualified for the position and he is motivated to make the Simons Center a financially stable, high performing Center in support of the education of military leaders of character and competence for service to the nation.”
Col. (Ret.) Cox’s last position before retiring from the Army was director of the Combat Studies Institute on Fort Leavenworth. As the director he was involved in fostering research and publication and was a pioneer in Army publishing with moving to digital publications. After retiring from the Army he worked with the Small Business Administration. He has also been active with nonprofit organizations and has experience helping raise funds for worthy causes. All of this experience will bode him well in his duties at the Simons Center.
“I’m excited about the job and looking forward to continuing the good work the Simons Center has been doing in the interagency arena,” Cox said.
According to Tystad, Cox coming on board with the Simons Center at this point is very timely. – The Simons Center Advisory Council and the Foundation board are both meeting this week, which will give Cox a chance to meet with everyone on the Foundation team.
The Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation is a major program of the CGSC Foundation. The Center 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.