Cook graduated with a B.A. from the University of Delaware and has a Master’s Degree from Boston University.
He is considered an expert in counterinsurgency, having written doctrine on this subject for the U.S. Army Intelligence
Center & School. In addition, he is the recipient of the Silver Star, 3 Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart,
Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Vietnamese Medal of Honor and several other combat and peacetime awards.
Cook is not new to war zones. In addition to four and a half years in Afghanistan, he has spent over two
years in Vietnam as an intelligence officer and became the youngest District Senior Advisor in Vietnam. He
was one of the first intelligence officers in Vietnam responsible for the implementation of the Phoenix Program, the most
successful counterinsurgency program ever initiated by the U.S. military. Upon his return from Vietnam,
he authored The Advisor: The Phoenix Program in Vietnam, recognized as one of the premier texts on defeating insurgences,
now in its third edition, and Rescue Under Fire: The History of Dustoff in Vietnam. Screenwriter Gregg Moscoe is currently
working on a screenplay adaptation of Rescue Under Fire. He has served as the publisher and editor for
the Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans Journal.”