COL Larry J. McCord is a graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He earned his Doctorate from Saint George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada.
COL McCord completed a Family Medicine Residency at West Virginia University School of Medicine in 2001. He was commissioned in 2000 as a Medical Corps officer and began active duty service after completion of his Family Medicine Residency. COL McCord is a board certified Family Physician.
COL McCord’s first assignment was as the Battalion Flight Surgeon of the 3rd Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Next he served as the Battalion Surgeon of D Company, 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), and subsequently the Senior Flight Surgeon of 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne). During these assignments, COL McCord deployed worldwide serving over a combined fifty four months deployed as a medical officer in support of both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
COL McCord was next assigned as the Brigade Surgeon, United States Corps of Cadets, United States Military Academy at West Point, New York from June 2009 through May of 2011.
In June of 2011, COL McCord transitioned to become the Division Surgeon for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. During this assignment, he deployed as the Command Surgeon for Regional Command (East) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XIV from March of 2013 through February of 2014.
COL McCord most recently served as the Deputy Commander for Clinical Services at Ireland Army Community Hospital, Fort Knox, Kentucky from June 2014 to November 2015. He subsequently served as the Chief Medical Officer at Ireland Army Community Hospital from November 2015 to September 2016.
COL McCord completed the Army Medical Department Officer Basic and Advanced Courses. He is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College. COL McCord is also a graduate of the Survival Evasion Resistance Escape (S.E.R.E.) High Risk Course.
COL McCord’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (4-OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (3-OLC), Air Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Senior Flight Surgeon Badge. COL McCord is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.