LINC W. MCCOY

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Linc W. McCoy is a Caribbean native of Brooklyn, New York and the eldest of 6 (four brothers and one sister). He enlisted into the U.S. Army in 1995, attended Basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Gordon, Georgia. CW5 McCoy's military education includes the Signal Support Systems Course (31U), Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officers (31U), Warrant Officer Candidate School, Warrant Officer Basic Course (254A), Warrant Officer Advanced Course (254A), Warrant Officer Intermediate Level Education Course, Warrant Officer Senior Service Education Course, How the Army Runs Course, and the Continued Education for Senior Leaders Course. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Thomas Edison State University, Trenton N.J. in Social Sciences with a focus of Youth Counseling.

Throughout CW5 McCoy’s 27-year career, he has served in various operational and staff assignments on different echelons to include the strategic level, serving the Office of the White House and the Secretary of Defense. CW5 McCoy's previous assignments include: Signal Systems Maintainer, HQ Co, 1st BN, 43rd Air Defense Artillery, 8th US Army, Suwon, Korea; Battalion Communications Team Chief, HQ Co, 2nd BN, 8th Infantry, 4th infantry Division, Fort Hood, TX; Brigade Communications Team Chief, HQ Co, 2nd BDE, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany; Instructor / Writer, Alpha Co, 2nd BN, 29th Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, GA; Division Network Security and COMSEC Technician, Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Signal Support Technician, 10TH Support Group, Okinawa, Japan; Chief Information Security Officer, 335TH Signal Command (Theater) (OCP), Arifjan Kuwait; Presidential Communications Officer, Presidential Response Officer and Senior Technical Advisor, White House Communications Agency, Washington, D.C.; Senior Technical Advisor to the Director of Secretary of Defense Communications, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Command Chief Warrant Officer, U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, Fort Huachuca, AZ. CW5 McCoy is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

CW5 McCoy's awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Presidential Service Badge and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge. CW5 McCoy is also a recipient of the U.S Army Signal Corps Regimental Association Bronze Order of Mercury.

CW5 McCoy enjoys spending time on his motorcycle, volunteering and contributing time to his home church in Alexandria, VA, learning to cook exotic dishes, exploring various countries & cultures, and antique shopping. He has a heart to serve and is known to be a classic individual with an eye for nostalgic treasures. His long-term goal is to become an influencer for youths within the community and education system.