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. He enlisted in the United States Army on September 16, 1992 as an Automated Logistics Specialist, attended Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri, and completed Advanced Individual Training in Fort Lee Virginia. He served as a PLL NCOIC for the 2/11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR) at Fort Irwin, California and as an Automated Logistics Specialist in Fort Clayton, Panama. During his 22-year career, Sergeant Major has served in many positions highlighted by four opportunities to serve as the Company First Sergeant. They were Long Beach California, Butte, Montana, Bakersfield California, and Grand Junction Colorado 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. Subsequently, he served as the Division Chief and Test Director at the Recruiting and Retention School, Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Sergeant Major Manley’s military education includes all Army Noncommissioned Officer Education System courses, including the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 63), and Guidance Counselor- Operations Course. He is a graduate of Post University located in Waterbury, Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Management. Sergeant Major Manley’s awards and decorations include, but are not limited to, the Meritorious Service Medal (6-OLC), Humanitarian Service Ribbon (1-OLC), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Gold Recruiter Badge, Army Recruiter Ring, and Glen E. Morrell Medallion.