LTC Travis E. McCrackine
Lieutenant Colonel Travis E. McCrackine is a native of Miami, Florida and received his commission in the Infantry through ROTC at Hampden-Sydney College in 1997. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Western Carolina University and a Master of Arts Degree from Webster University.
Lieutenant Colonel McCrackine’s first duty assignment was with the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Schweinfurt, Germany. Later assignments include 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, 1st Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia, and National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California.
Lieutenant Colonel McCrackine completed the Psychological Operations Qualification Course at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in 2007 and was assigned to the 1st Psychological Operations Battalion (Airborne) as a Detachment Commander. He was then reassigned to the 9th Psychological Operations Battalion (Airborne) as a Company Commander. Lieutenant Colonel McCrackine was next assigned as the Executive Officer of 7th Psychological Operations Battalion (Airborne). In 2012 Lieutenant McCrackine was assigned to the Joint Staff as a branch chief in the J-3’s Deputy Directorate for Global Operations.
His deployments include Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, as well as overseas assignments in Germany and Panama. Lieutenant Colonel McCrackine’s military education includes the Infantry Officer's Basic and Career Courses; Bradley Fighting Vehicle Leader Course; Jumpmaster Course; Psychological Operations Qualification Course; Advanced Regional Analysis Course; Special Operations Language Training (Spanish); Army Command and General Staff College and Joint Forces Staff College.
His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (3 campaign stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (2 campaign stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Medal, Expert Infantryman's Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge and Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge. Foreign awards include Parachutist Badges from Canada and Ecuador.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Michael J. Indyck
Command Sergeant Major Michael J. Indyck, a native of Fall River, Massachusetts, entered the United States Army on 9 July, 1985 after graduating high school. Enlisting under the Army Civilian Acquired Skills program, he was awarded the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) of 44B, Metal Worker, upon completion of his basic combat training at Fort Dix, NJ. After serving his Regular Army enlistment, CSM Indyck chose to affiliate with the Army Reserve in July 1990 where he cross trained into MOS 11B, Infantryman. CSM Indyck returned to Active Duty on the Active Guard Reserve (AGR) program in 1998 as an Army Reserve Recruiter. After completion of his three-year detail, he once again changed career fields this time to MOS 79V, as an Army Reserve Retention and Transition NCO.
CSM Indyck has been assigned as the Command Sergeant Major of the United States Army Richmond Recruiting Battalion, Richmond Virginia, since July 2015. His previous assignments include: Battalion Sergeant Major, 1ST Battalion, Army Reserve Careers Division (ARCD), Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Operations Sergeant Major and 79V Senior Personnel Management Advisor (SPMA) for the Office of the Chief of the Army Reserve, ARCD, HQ, Morrow, Georgia; Sergeants Major Academy (Class #57) Fort Bliss, Texas; 94th Division RRC Retention and Transition Office, Devens, Massachusetts; United States Army Recruiting Battalion, New England, Saco, Maine; 98th Training Division, Providence Rhode Island; 76th Training Division, Warwick, Rhode Island; 317th Maintenance Company, Furth, Germany; and the 182nd Maintenance Company, Nuremburg, Germany.
CSM Indyck has served in many different leadership positions over the years, including: Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Drill Sergeant, Area Leader, Special Missions NCO, Senior RRC Retention Operations NCO, Operations SGM, Battalion SGM, and Battalion Command Sergeant Major. CSM Indyck has also served his country in both the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns with the Joint Special Operations Command.
CSM Indyck completed all levels of the Non-Commissioned Officer Educational System Leadership courses including the Sergeants Major Course (Class #57); the Battalion Pre-Command course and the United States Army Recruiting Command Battalion Pre-Command course. Some of his other courses include: the Battle Staff Course; Drill Sergeant Course; Total Army Instructor Trainer Course; Mediation Course; and Equal Employment Opportunity Course.
CSM Indyck holds an Associate of Science in Business Administration from Grantham University, a Bachelor of Science degree from Excelsior College, and he is currently completing his master's degree program in Procurement and Acquisition Management with Webster University.
CSM Indycks' most significant military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters; Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters; Joint Service Achievement Medal; Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters; Outstanding Military Volunteer Service Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; and the NATO Medal. His badges and foreign awards include the Drill Sergeant Badge; Army Recruiter Badge (Gold with two Sapphires); Career Counselor Badge; the German Marksmanship Badge (Gold) along with other medals, ribbons, and awards.