John Thompson

Director, Risk Management for Cox Enterprises

John Thompson is Director, Risk Management for Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company.

He joined Cox Enterprises in July 2017 after retiring from the U.S. Army where he rose to the rank of Colonel, serving and commanding in a variety of conventional and special operations assignments. Over his 30 year career he commanded at every level from company to brigade with his last command being the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment – The Night Stalkers. His strategic assignments include Joint Special Operations Command, The Pentagon, United States Forces Afghanistan and Defense Coordinating Officer FEMA Region IV. He is a combat veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and several classified contingency operations.

Thompson is a graduate of the University of North Georgia, the Senior Military College of Georgia, and holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He currently serves as a board member on the North Georgia Corps of Cadets Association and Corps Advisory Council. He is a proud father and grandfather of two children and 3 grandchildren.

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