Robert Andrew Cocroft

Brigadier General Robert Andrew Cocroft
Robert Andrew Cocroft

Robert Andrew Cocroft

Brigadier General Robert Andrew Cocroft was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Infantry Officer Candidate School Class of 70-67 at Fort Benning, Georgia on 13 June, 1967. His first duty assignment was as Training Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 2nd Advance Individual Training Brigade, Fort Ord, California.

His notable duty assignments include: Executive Officer, Company D, 1st Battalion, 4th Combat Support Training Brigade, Fort Ord, California; Commander, Company D, 1st Battalion, 4th Combat Support Training Brigade, Fort Ord, California; Commander, Company A, 1st Battalion, 84th Regiment, 4th Brigade, 84th Division, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Commander, Company C, 1st Battalion, 84th Regiment, 4th Brigade, 84th Division, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Commander, 84th Basic Training Battalion, 84th Division, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Commander, 2nd Brigade, 84th Division, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin; and Assistant Division Commander, 84th Division, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His last duty assignment was served as the Assistant Division Commander, 98th Division, Rochester, New York.

His military educations consists of: Infantry Officer Advance Course, United States Army Command and General Staff College, and United States Army War College.

His military awards include: Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and Parachutist Badge.

Brigadier General Cocroft was a founding member and served a term as National President of the National Association for Black Veterans which currently has chapters in 80 cities throughout the United States.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Brigadier General

  • Graduated From

    Infantry Officer Candidate School

  • Graduation Year

    1967

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and Parachutist Badge.

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry