Roderick Cox became the District Director for the Kansas City District of the Small Business Administration (SBA) on June 30, 2013.
As the District Director Mr. Cox supervises both the District Office in Kansas City and the Branch Office in Springfield, Missouri and is responsible for assisting the nearly four million Americans living and working in 89 counties in eastern Kansas and western Missouri to start, build, and grow businesses.
Prior to joining the SBA team, Cox served as a Regular Army Officer in the United States Army for 31 years, retiring as a Colonel. His service included numerous Joint and Combined operations both in the United States and overseas to include combat, peacekeeping, and humanitarian duties in the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Europe, Central Asia and the Far East. He is a graduate of the United States Army War College, the National Defense University’s Armed Forces Staff College, and the United States Army Command and General Staff College.
He holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia and a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the United States Army War College.
He is a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a Member of the American Legion, an Endowed Life Member of the University of Missouri Alumni Association, a Founding Member/Sponsor of the National Museum of the US Army, a Life Member of the Fort Leavenworth Historical Society, a Life Member of the Friends of the Frontier Army Museum, a Life Member of Delta Sigma Pi International Business Fraternity, an Inducted Member of the Fort Zumwalt High School (O’Fallon, Missouri) Hall of Fame, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Leavenworth.
Cox resides in Leavenworth, Kansas with his wife, Drusilla (RN, BSN, CCM), and daughter Paige.