Panelist Profile: Cook, General Donald G
Cook, General Donald G
San Antonio, TX
Marital Status: Married
Harvard Business School Executive Program, 2006; Johns Hopkins School of Advance International Studies and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Policy, Syracuse University, 1997; MBA Southern Illinois University, 1978; BS Michigan State University, 1969; Conflict Solutions of Texas Arbitration Training, 2007.
General Cook is self-employed and serves as an Independent Director on four corporate boards (Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp; Crane Co; USAA Federal Savings Bank and Hawker-Beechcraft Aircraft Co), consultant for Lockheed-Martin Corp and Senior Mentor at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School for the Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar; During his Air Force career, General Cook was in a position of command for nearly 11 years. As such, he was responsible for the morale, welfare and discipline of the military and civil service personnel under his command. The “special” trust of command is the responsibility associated with the duty of Convening Authority under the Articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. In this respect, General Cook was responsible for appointing Investigating Officers to either substantiate or not, allegations of misconduct; convene as appropriate Article 32 hearings (Grand Jury); administer Article 15 (non-judicial punishment) and convene trials by Courts Martial for criminal offenses. General Cook was designated the convening authority by the Secretary of the Air Force to consider allegations of sexual misconduct and conducting unbecoming an officer in the case of The Staff Judge Advocate of the Air Force (TJAG). General Cook substantiated the allegations and issued TJAG an Article 15 (non-judicial punishment). TJAG was subsequently reduced in rank from major general (2-star) and retired as a colonel.
Area of Specialization
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Membership & Affiliations
Chairman, Advisory Committee for the Texas Resources for Iraqi-Afghanistan Deployment (TRIAD) Fund (South Central region); San Antonio Area Foundation, 2007-present; Director, Masters Leadership Program, United Way San Antonio, 2005-Present; Trustee, Southwest Research Institute, 2005-Present; Chairman, Combined Federal Campaign San Antonio, 2001-2005; Executive Committee and Trustee, San Antonio and Bexar County United Way, 2007-Present; National Association of Corporate Directors; Air Force Association; Retired Officers’ Association; Order of Daedalians; Michigan State University Alumni Association; Ft Worth Air Power Council
Distinguished Graduate from Michigan State University
Two Party Arbritrations: $150/Hour Per Party; All Other Arbitrations/Mediations: $125/Hour Per Party; Reduced Fee Arbitrations/Mediations: $75-$100/Hour Per Party Regardless of Number of Parties
Hobbies & Interests
Outdoor activities (golf, hunting, fishing); Reading history