Unit Leadership 

  COL James E. Cook

COL James E. Cook
Commander, PHCR-Pacific

Colonel James E. Cook is an Army physician with over 24 years of active service, who served most recently as Chief of the Preventive Medicine Department at Madigan Army Medical Center.

COL Cook earned Bachelor of Science in Biology and Masters in Public Health degrees from the University of Washington, and an M.D. from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He then completed an Internal Medicine internship and Preventive Medicine residency at Madigan Army Medical Center. He is board certified in Preventive Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine. He holds faculty appointments at Madigan Army Medical Center and the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine.

His military assignments have included: Internal Medicine Internship, Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft. Lewis, WA; Preventive Medicine Research Officer, US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick, MA; Preventive Medicine Residency, Madigan Army Medical Center; Chief, Epidemiology Division, US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine - Europe, Landstuhl, Germany; Chief, Epidemiology and Disease Control, Madigan Army Medical Center; Program Director, Public Health Residency, Madigan Army Medical Center; Preventive Medicine Consultant to the US Army Surgeon General (2003-2007); Assistant Chief, Preventive Medicine Department, Madigan Army Medical Center; Chief, Preventive Medicine Department, Madigan Army Medical Center, 2008-2012.

Operational tours include: Preventive Medicine Officer, 520th Theater Area Medical Laboratory, Operation Joint Endeavor, Bosnia-Herzegovina (1996); Chief, Preventive Medicine, Task Force 30th Medical Brigade, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Baghdad, Iraq, 2005-2006; and Chief, Preventive Medicine, CJTF-82/Regional Command East, 82nd Airborne Division, Operation Enduring Freedom, Bagram, Afghanistan, 2010. Previous military schooling includes the AMEDD Officer Basic and Advanced courses, Command and General Staff College, and the Army and AMEDD Pre-Command Courses.

Military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (oak leaf cluster), Meritorious Unit Award (oak leaf cluster), Superior Unit Award, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (2 campaign stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (2), NATO Medal, Expert Field Medical Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge. He is also a member of the AMEDD Order of Military Medical Merit and holds the “A” Proficiency Designator for Preventive Medicine.