Manpower and Organization Staff Officer
While deployed in support of Operation FREEDOM'S SENTINEL, Captain Cross demonstrated superior performance and contributed historically valuable knowledge in the management and execution of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Crisis Establishment (CE), the governing manpower document for the HQ Resolute Support mission. Captain Cross served as the Acting Deputy CJ1 Branch Head and directed the baseline of 7 organizations' personnel pre-deployment training status following the Resolute Support Commander's inaugural in-theater Key Leader Training. His efforts ensured more than 2,000 Resolute Support personnel were equipped with necessary strategic mission knowledge and skills required to perform the Afghan Train, Advise, and Assist mission. Captain Cross' primary responsibilities also included the management of 1,400 occupied posts at HQ Resolute Support and the training of 33 Manning points-of-contact on proper personnel management procedures. His expertise synchronized the manning and manpower efforts of 32 nations across 5 headquarters. The distinctive accomplishments of Captain Cross reflect great credit upon himself, HQ Resolute Support and the United States Army.
Chief, Transition Plans
FOR EXCEPTIONAL MERITORIOUS SERVICE FROM 1 MAY 2016 TO 30 MARCH 2019 WHILE SERVING AS THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT TECHNICIAN WHILE ASSIGNED TO THE FUNCTIONAL MANAGEMENT DIVISION. CW4 BAKER'S THOUGHTFUL ANALYSIS AND DEDICATION TO DUTY CONTRIBUTED TO THE OVERWHELMING SUCCESS OF THE UNIT'S MISSION. HIS PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT BACKGROUND, COUPLED WITH HIS TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, WAS INVALUABLE TO THE SUCCESS OF THE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT COMMUNITY. CW3 BAKER'S UNWAVERING PROFESSIONALISM AND COMMITMENT TO FUNCTIONAL MANAGEMENT AND THE IPPS-A PROGRAM BRING GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, THE TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE INTEGRATION DIRECTORATE, THE OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, G-1 AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.