Squadron Commander LTC Hoby F. Cupp
LTC Hoby Cupp was commissioned into the Aviation Branch in 1997 upon graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point. His first assignment after the Aviation Officer Basic Course and Flight School at Fort Rucker, Alabama was as an OH-58D Platoon Leader in 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Drum, New York. He then served as the Squadron S-4 and commanded both Palehorse Troop (P TRP) and Workhorse Troop (HHT) in 4th Squadron, 2D Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Polk, Louisiana. This assignment included a deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom from June 2004 to September 2004. Following troop command, LTC Cupp served at the Joint Readiness Training Center as the Senior Attack / Cavalry Company Trainer and the Senior Aviation Operations Trainer.
Upon graduation from the United States Air Command and Staff College, LTC Cupp was assigned to the Aviation Brigade of the 3rd Infantry Division at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia as the Executive Officer for the 1st Battalion (Attack), 3rd Aviation Regiment and Brigade Operations Officer. He served in both capacities during a deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in eastern Afghanistan from November 2009 to November 2010.
LTC Cupp was selected to serve as the Military Assistant for Operations to the Under Secretary of the Army in Washington DC. Following his service in the Pentagon, he attended Georgetown University where he earned a Master's Degree in Public Policy Management.
Among LTC Cupp’s awards and decorations are the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Action Badge and Air Assault Badge. LTC Cupp is a Master Army Aviator.