The Meet Your Army initiative brings the Army and soldiers to communities throughout the United States, where both civilians and local press can interact with them and learn more about who defends their nation. Cincinnati was named as a priority city where the Army can most effectively tell the Army story.
Major General, Jeffrey J. Snow, commanding general of US Army Recruiting Command (in charge of recruiting for the entire army) and Major General, David Coburn, commanding general of Army Financial Management Command (in charge of finances for the entire army) will be speaking at our meeting and a representative from the City of Cincinnati’s Mayor’s office will be sharing the proclamation making January 25, 2018, Meet Your Army Day, in Cincinnati.
Major General Jeffrey J. Snow
Major General Jeffrey J. Snow assumed command of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command on June 23, 2015. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant of Infantry in 1983 after graduation from the United States Military Academy. His career spans nearly 34 years and he has served in a variety of command and staff assignments in the United States, Germany, Kosovo, Kuwait, and Iraq.
Command assignments include B Company, 2d Battalion, 6th Infantry in Erlangen, Germany; 2nd Battalion 2nd Infantry in Vilseck, Germany as well as in Kosovo during Operation Joint Guardian; 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Infantry at Fort Drum in New York as well as in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom; and 20th CBRNE Command / JTF-WMD-Elimination at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.
Staff assignments include Company Executive Officer and Battalion S1/Adjutant in 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry in Erlangen Germany; Company and Battalion Tactical Operations Officer, West Point, NY; Battalion Operations Officer, Chief of Operations, and Brigade Operations Officer in the 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, NY; Strategic Planner to the Army G3 in the Pentagon; Senior Task Force Observer Controller at the Training Center in Hohenfels, Germany; Executive Officer to the Commanding General, Third U.S. Army/Coalition Forces Land Component Command (CLFCC) stationed primarily in Kuwait; Director of the Iraq Army Training and Advisory Mission and Director of Strategy, Plans and Assessments, U.S. Forces-Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom / Operation New Dawn; Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff G3/5/7, Department of the Army; and most recently, Director of the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO).
Major General Snow is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College. He has Master’s Degrees in Social Psychology and Strategic Studies. His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC), Defense Superior Service Medal with 2 OLC, Legion of Merit with OLC, Bronze Star Medal with OLC, Meritorious Service Medal with 3 OLC, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 4 OLC, and Army Achievement Medal with OLC. He has also earned the Expert Infantry Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge, the Army Recruiter Badge, the Army Staff Identification Badge, Joint Staff Identification Badge, and Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge.
Major General David C. Coburn
MG David C. Coburn was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1982 in the Infantry after graduating from Columbus State University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He later obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from Syracuse University and a Master’s degree in Resourcing National Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
MG Coburn’s past combat arms assignments include: Rifle Platoon Leader and Weapons Platoon Leader with 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry, 9th Infantry Division; Heavy Mortar Platoon Leader with Combat Support Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division; Instructor and Assistant Operations Officer (Air) Ranger Training Brigade, United States Army Infantry School; Platoon Trainer, Infantry Officer Basic Course; Commander, C Company, 1st Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment.
His Financial Management assignments include: Ranger Program Manager, United States Army Special Operations Command; Resource Manager, Management Directorate, Office of the Chief of Staff, Army; Budget Officer, United States Army Office of Military Support; Chief, Program Management Division, Advertising and Public Affairs, United States Army Recruiting Command; Program Analyst, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence; Comptroller, Southern European Task Force, Vicenza, Italy; Comptroller, 173rd Airborne Infantry Brigade, Kirkuk, Iraq; Deputy Financial Controller, Joint Forces Command; J8, Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq; Executive Officer to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller; Director, Management and Control, Army Budget Office; Director Operations and Support Army Budget Office; G8, United States Army Central Command . He is currently assigned as the Commanding General, United States Financial Management Command.
His military education includes: Infantry Officers Basic and Advance Course, Combined Arms Services Staff School, US Army Command General Staff College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
His decorations include: Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal w/2 oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal w/5 oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal w/ oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal, w/ 2 oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Korean Defense Medal, NATO Medal, Expert Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, and Ranger Tab.
MG Coburn and his spouse of 30 years, Denise, reside in Carmel, Indiana. They have two daughters – Erin (29), and Dana (26).
LOCATION: Continental Room
MENU: Iceberg wedge with roasted tomatoes, shaved red onion, & port wine bleu cheese vinaigrette; roasted pork with mustard potatoes, haricot verts & roasted tomato; and chocolate chip cookie.
Alternate Menu: Roasted tofu with mustard potatoes, haricot verts & roasted tomato OR January Salad – blackened chicken with black beans, roasted red peppers, white cheddar, scallions & chipotle ranch.