CDR Greg Cook
Commander Cook is a native of McKenzie, Tennessee. He was commissioned into the Navy’s Medical Service Corps as an Industrial Hygiene Officer in December 1993 after graduating from Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety & Health.
After completing Officer Indoctrination School, Newport, RI, he was assigned to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia and served as a staff Industrial Hygiene Officer. He reported onboard the USS ENTERPRISE in 1996 as Assistant Safety Officer and established an unparalleled 26-month record of zero class “A” or “B” mishaps.
In 1998, he completed his Master of Science in Environmental Health from Old Dominion University and transferred to Naval Hospital Okinawa. As Department Head of Industrial Hygiene, he improved efficiency by reducing survey reporting times from 126 to 23 days and served as Officer-in-Charge of the CBRNE Decontamination Team and Command Crisis Response Team. In 2001, he reported to Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity (SIMA) Mayport, Florida where his environmental program was awarded the White House Closing the Circle Award – A Model Facility Demonstration. He was designated a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager in 2002.
He was selected to attend the Uniformed Services University in 2003 and completed a PhD in Environmental Health Science in 2007. He subsequently served as an Assistant Professor and awarded a $90,000 research grant collaborating with the FBI in directing forensic and chemical agent detection research. He reported as the Chief of Medical Concept Development, U.S. Joint Forces Command in May 2008. He successfully transitioned a $56 million real-time disease outbreak detection and identification demonstration and an $18 million joint medical support and evacuation demonstration into enhanced warfighter capabilities.
His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with one gold star, and Navy and Marine Corps Navy Achievement Medal with two gold stars, in addition to various unit and service awards.