Command Sergeant Major Joshua Coble Named Hot Tub for a Hero Recipient By The Georgia Spa Gives Back Program
Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
The Georgia Spa Gives Back program has named Command Sergeant Major Joshua Coble of the United States Army its Hot Tub for a Hero recipient of a Hot Spring Spas Aria.
After a thorough review of dozens of deserving nominations, Coble’s name rose above the rest. He was surprised with the news at a lunch at Fresh Market Grille West last Thursday and will receive delivery of the hot tub at a to be determined date in the near future.
“He always puts others before anyone else,” said friend Patrick Conley, a Navy Machinist 2nd Class who met Coble through a military life group at New Life Church and submitted his nomination. “He’s is always looking out for the best interests of his soldiers. I can think of no one more deserving than Josh.”
Coble is set to retire from the Army within a couple months after a very distinguished 23-year military career. He has held duty stations at Fort Benning, Fort Campbell, Fort Riley, Fort Still, Fort Shafter, Schofield Army Base, Wheeler AAF, Fort Huachuca, Fort Bliss and Fort Gordon. He service has include war-time deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, Central & South America and Saudi Arabia. Coble’s awards and commendations earned during that time are numerous, including:
· Bronze Star Medal
· Bronze Order of Mercury Recipient
· Meritorious Service Medal (x8)
· Joint Commendation Medal (x2)
· Joint Service Achievement Medal
· Army Achievement Medal (x3)
· Good Conduct Medal (x7)
· Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
· National Defense Service Medal
· Southwest Asia Service Medal
· Iraq Campaign Medal (x2)
· Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
· Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
· Korea Defense Service Medal
· NCO Professional Development Ribbon (x5)
· Army Service Ribbon
· Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
· Overseas Service Ribbon
· Expert Infantryman Badge
· Honor Graduate and member of the Delta Mu Delta Academic Fraternity
Coble is also the President of the Central Savannah River Association (CSRA) Sergeants Major Association and a member of the distinguished Audie Murphy Club, an organization of soldiers that have a desire to give back to the Army, community, soldiers and their family members.
It is that passion that has lead Coble to start a non-profit organization called One Ranch Inc. to help service members cope with PTSD through a love for horses. The organization has one sole purpose – the complete rehabilitation for U.S. Military Veterans and this includes medical, behavioral, occupational and spiritual rehabilitation. One Ranch commits 99% of all donations directly to the Veterans which it is founded on.
“We are extremely grateful for the service and dedication that Command Sergeant Major Joshua Coble has given to our country,” said Mark Stevens, owner of Georgia Spa Company. “It is an honor for us to present a Hot Springs spa to him. It’s our hope the hot tub can be therapeutic and provide relaxation and quality family time for the Cobles.”
Coble and his wife Corey, a Staff Sergeant Army Veteran of nearly seven years, reside in Grovetown with their two kids, Jordyn (10) and Judah (8). After the surprise lunch, the family visited Georgia Spa’s Augusta showroom to see and learn more about the model hot tub they will receive.
The Cobles will receive a Hot Spring Spas Aria spa equipped with a FreshWater Salt System and Bluetooth audio system. Additionally, the Hot Tub for a Hero winner will also receive $1,000 in concrete or deck work from Spain & Sons Construction as well as electrical setup work provided by Gravitt Electric.