Alvin Bruce Cobb

Distinguished Alumni,

Colonel Alvin Bruce Cobb is a 1965 graduate from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He was a Distinguished Military Graduate and recognized as the OSU Outstanding Cadet. Colonel Cobb was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in the regular army and went on to serve for over 27 years. Having served two combat tours in Vietnam, serving as the aide-de-camp to the Commanding General at Army’s  Special Warfare Center, and serving as a member of the staff to the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colonel Cobb held every leadership position from Lieutenant through Colonel. Colonel Cobb’s awards and decorations include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with V-Device (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Purple Heart and Air Medal (With 5 Oak Leaf Clusters). Since retirement from the Army in 1993 as an officer of the Aviation branch, Bruce continues to work and has dedicated his professional time to consultation work in the aviation industry. Bruce and his wife of 54 years, Patty, reside in their hometown of Claremore. Bruce and Patty have two sons, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Bruce says the back of his business card is his resume:

  • Husband
  • Father
  • Grandfather
  • Colonel
  • US Army Retired
  • Combat Infatryman
  • Senior Parachutist
  • Instructor Pilot
  • Senior Aviatior
  • Consultant
  • Contender
  • Instigator
  • Enabler
  • MPA
  • BA