LTC John R. Crisafulli
Lt. Col. John R. Crisafulli was born and raised in Massachusetts and graduated from Tulane University, in 1995 with a Regular Army commission as a second lieutenant of Field Artillery. Following his commission, his assignment was the 37th Field Artillery at Camp Stanley, Korea, where he served as a Multiple Launch Rocket System Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer.
From 1997-1999, LTC Crisafulli served as a Company and Battalion Fire Support Officer for the 10th Mountain Division, Ft. Drum, N.Y. During this tour, he served as an Aviation Liaison Officer in support of Operation JOINT FORGE, Bosnia.
Following completion of the Field Artillery Advanced Course, LTC Crisafulli attended the Special Forces Detachment Officer Qualification Course, SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape) Course and Spanish language training. He remained at Ft. Bragg being assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) where he served from 2001-2005 as a Detachment Commander and Battalion Assistant Operations Officer. During this period, LTC Crisafulli deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan and Foreign Internal Defense missions in South America.
From 2006-2008, he worked as a Special Forces Planner at the Air Land Sea Application Center at Langley Air Force Base, Va. LTC Crisafulli returned to 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) where he served from 2008-2011 as a Battalion Executive Officer, Support Company Commander, and deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan as a Tactical Company Commander. From 2011-2013 at Ft. Bragg, LTC Crisafulli was assigned to the United States Army Special Forces Command (Airborne) as the Strategic Communication Officer and also served as the Deputy Commanding Officer for the Special Warfare Education Group (Airborne).
Prior to the Sacramento Recruiting Battalion assignment, LTC Crisafulli served as the US Army Africa Liaison Officer to US Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Tulane University, a Master’s of Science in Defense Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College.
LTC Crisafulli's awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Services Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with "V" device and 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Services Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Combat Infantrymen’s Badge, Special Forces Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Argentinean Army Airborne Wings.
Command Sergeant Major
CSM Jason J. Manley
Command Sergeant Major Jason Manley is a native of Carrington, North Dakota and was born on August 28, 1972. He enlisted in the United States Army on September 16, 1992 as an Automated Logistics Specialist and attended Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri; and completed Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee Virginia.
During his 22-year career, CSM Manley has served in many positions highlighted by four opportunities’ to serve as the Company First Sergeant. Prior to his assignment at the Sacramento Recruiting Battalion, he served as the Operations Sergeant Major for the 3rd Recruiting Brigade located in Fort Knox, Kentucky. Other key assignments were the Long Beach Company 1SG, Long Beach, California. The Senior Operations NCO for the Salt Lake City Recruiting Battalion, Salt Lake City, Utah; during this assignment he was hand-selected by the Brigade Leadership team to serve as the Butte Montana First Sergeant in Butte, Montana. Additionally, he served as the Company 1SG in Bakersfield, California and Grand Junction, Colorado. Subsequently, He served as the Division Chief and Test Director at the Recruiting and Retention School, Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He developed his recruiting skill sets for eight years throughout rural and metropolitan areas within the Denver Recruiting Battalion. Prior to volunteering for recruiting duty in 1997, he served as a PLL NCOIC for the 2/11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR) at Fort Irwin, California and an Automated Logistics Specialist in Fort Clayton, Panama.
CSM Manley’s military education includes PLDC, BNCOC, ANCOC, DA 1SG Course, the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 63), Recruiting 1SG Course, Basic Instructor Training, Guidance Counselor-Operations Course, Station Commanders Course, and Army Recruiter Course. He is a graduate of Post University located in Waterbury, Connecticut with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration – Management.
CSM Manley’s awards and decorations include: the Meritorious Service Medal, 6th Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal, 6th Oak Leaf Cluster; the Army Achievement Medal 1st Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Good Conduct Medal 6th award; the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, 1st Oak Leaf Cluster; the Army Superior Unit Award1st Oak Leaf Cluster; National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star; Global War on Terrorism Medal; Humanitarian Service Ribbon, 1st Oak Leaf Cluster; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numerical 4 device; Army Service Ribbon; Over-seas Service Ribbon; Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal; the Recruiting Ring and the Glen E. Morrell Award for Recruiting Excellence; Driver/Mechanic Badge.