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Brigadier General Steven B. McLaughlin took command of the 100th on 2 November 2019 in a ceremony on Brooks Field, Fort Knox. He has been a soldier for 25 years, after commissioning in 1994 in the Transportation Corps (TC).

He first served on active duty in TC units in Germany, deployed in 1995 in support of Operation Joint Endeavor (NATO’s mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina), and in 1997 in Operation Joint Forge (NATO’s stabilization force in Bosnia-Herzegovina) deploying to Hungary as Base Camp Mayor and Commander, HHD, 28th TC Battalion (Forward).

After leaving active duty in 1998, BG McLaughlin served in USAR TC units in California as company commander 481st Transportation Terminal and battalion S2/3 of 483rd Transportation Battalion. In 2004, he deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and served as battalion S2/S3, acting battalion commander and battalion executive officer of the 483rd Transportation Battalion.

In 2009, he served as a staff officer in the 63rd Regional Support Command and then commanded the 483rd Transportation Battalion to 2012. He then mobilized with the 311th Expeditionary Sustainment, Rear Detachment as the G3 and later served as Assistant Chief of Staff, G3/5/7.

In 2015, BG McLaughlin commanded the 1394th Transportation Brigade, Camp Pendleton, CA. He was later assigned as an IMA with Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Scott AFB, IL. In 2018, he became G3/5/7 of the 63rd RD in Mountain View, CA, and later Chief of Staff.

BG McLaughlin’s many awards include The Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and Service Medal, NATO medal, Army Superior Unit Award and the German Army Truppindienst (Bronze). He is a recipient of the TC Corps Regiment Order of St. Christopher Medal.

BG McLaughlin completed US Army Transportation Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Armed Service and Staff School, Army War College, Joint Combined Warfighter School, Bn/Bde Pre Command Course and the Anti-Terrorism Officer Course, among other schools.

He holds a BS degree in History from Santa Clara University and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. He is married to the former Heather Custino and they have two children, Ryan (age 16) and Charlotte (14). They reside in Burlingame, CA.


Change of Command


100th Division Change of Command on 2 Nov 2019 on Brooks Field, Ft. Knox, KY.


New Command Team


New Command Team for the 100th Division (LD)

Left to Right:  CSM Gregory Betty, 100th Division CSM

   BG Steven B. McLaughlin, New CG of the 100th Division

                          MG (Ret) Bill Barron, Past Commanding General of the 100th Division and Chairman of the AOC Board


2019 Corridor of the Century Inductee: COL Robert A. Cobb

The Association of the Century is pleased to announce that the following individual was inducted into the 100th Division’s Corridor of the Century.


COL Robert A.Cobb, began his Army career as an enlisted soldier with the 100th Division in 1971. He quickly achieved the rank of Sergeant First Class before receiving a Direct Appointment in 1979 to First Lieutenant, in the Branch of Adjutant General. He completed of the AG Officer Basic Course and served as the OIC for the records section of the Division G1. In 1985 he Branch transferred to Armor. COL Cobb subsequently served as Company Commander, S-3 Operations Officer, and later as Battalion Commander for 2-399th Regiment in Bowling Green, KY.

COL Cobb was specifically instrumental as the Operations Officer for 2-399th, 7th Brigade in the preparation and training for tank crewmen for the M1A1 and Bradley fighting vehicle. The battalion later trained ROTC cadets in the Basic and Advanced Courses. COL Cobb was hugely responsible for the successful conduct of the ROTC training mission. His final assignment was the Deputy Chief of Staff, G1, where he assisted in the preparation for the Communities of Excellence Award received by the 100th Division. COL Cobb retired in 2006, after 35 years of faithful service. His service reflects professional competence, high standards, and many years of successful mission accomplishment.

COL Cobb has received numerous awards, including the Meritorious Service Medal(2OLC), Army Commendation Medal(1OLC), Army Achievement Medal(6OLC), Good Conduct Medal, Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal.

COL Cobb is an active member of the Association of the Century, a member of the Board of Directors and currently 1st Vice President, and responsible for the activities of the Supply Room, generating funds for the AOC. He is a Lifetime Member of the Association, and a supporting member of the Franklin Club. He volunteers time supporting the 100th Division museum, and he assists with membership surveys and soliciting membership contact information and feedback.

COL Cobb resides in Bowling Green KY with his wife Mary. COL Cobb is recently retired from his position as advisor to PHD candidates at Western Kentucky University, after serving the university for 44 years.

2019 – Inducted into the Corridor of the Century, Inductee # 123       


The General's 'Franklin Club' Challenge

as of: 1 Oct 2019

The General’s “Franklin Club Challenge” has raised $18,452 from 120 participants; $10,622 has been designated to the Scholarship Fund; $1,167 to the SOS Fund, $1,166 to the Museum Fund and the remainder has been designated unrestricted. The 125 participants are:

IN MEMORIAM:                COL Byron Crawford                       by:  Anonymous

Larry D. Abel
William D. Adams
Maurice Allgeier
Sammy Alvey
Gabriel T. Arnold ($150) Deborah A. Ashley
John Aubrey ($450)
Paul Baker
Newton R. Bardwell III
Robert Barnes
Bill Barron ($200)
David Belcher
Byron Bell
Michael A. Bennett
Richard Blain ($250)
Francis Bland
Joe B. Brown
Joe E. Brown ($200)
William Brown
Linda Bruin
John K. Butler
George H. Campbell, Jr.
Ben W. Carr, Jr ($250) Richard D. Chegar ($200) Thomas Clay
M. Courtland Clayton ($500) Robert Cobb
Larry Craig ($200)
Thomas Davis
James D. Davidson
John M. Davidson
James H. Dearing
Janie Diamond
Arvil Dobson
Roy D. Dodson
Roy Downey
Douglas G. Draper ($300) Tilman Drury
Brian Duffy
Odis Embry

David Evans ($300)
Pete Evans
James Fallin
W. Dan Farris
Peter Fast
James Fleenor
Lindsey Freeman
Scott Garrett
Charles E. Gorton ($200) Flem Gordon
Joseph Hamilton, III
Philip L. Hanrahan
Joel Hardin
Dr. Roland C. Haun ($300) Larry Herzog ($200)
Leo Hill
Donald C. Hines
Carl A. Hulsewede III ($200) Gregory J. Hunt ($250) George H. Imorde, Jr.
Ronnie Jervis
Horace Johnson
James C. Johnson
Hobert Judd
David Jungquist ($300)
Ken Kapp ($250)
Allen Kessler
James E. Kutzner ($200)
Ray Lackey ($500)
Joe Lamkin
Kathleen Lee
Benjamin Livingston
Mike Lyall
Michael Mannarino
J.D. Maples Jr.
Clarence Martin Jr. ($300) Elmo Martin ($200)
A. George Mason, Jr. ($250) Bobbie Maybrier
Charlie McBride
Michael McCorkle

Francis ‘Mac’ McDermott Gerald C. McKinney ($150) Keith McWhorter
Ned McWhorter
Mit Merritt
Richard Dale Miller
Ronald Moss
Monte Nesmith
Bob Noble
Cyndy Noble
Milton Nugent
Larry Pierson
Carl Platt ($250)
Albert Pomey
Jack R. Reeves ($250) Ramon Rodgers
Richard Rowe
James Glenn Russell
Robert Silverthorn
Bob G. Simmons
Charles B. Skaggs
Earl Sosby Jr.
James Starr ($330)
James Stevens ($200)
Dale Stewart
David Sullivan
Harry M. Summerville ($200) John Swarts
Ernest Taylor
Durward C. Thomas
Steve Thompson
Travis W. Tichenor III
John Tindall ($250)
Karl Truman
Tony Warren
Cleland White
Norm Williams ($125)
Luther W. Willis
Chappell R. Wilson
Marvin H. Wilson ($200)
Ben Zimmerman

What is The General's Frankling Club challenge? Click here to find out.
Updated:2 October 2019

2019 AOC and Community Foundation of Louisville Scholarships

image The Association of the Century in conjunction with the Community Foundation of Louisville has selected the following individuals to receive a $1,000.00 scholarship in 2019.  Congratulations to each of these outstanding young men and women listed below in alphabetical order: