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 Anthony T. Stoneburg
Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony T. Stoneburg is a native of Los Alamitos, Calif. He enlisted into the U.S. Army in March of 1990 and after completing Basic Training at Ft. Dix, N.J. His initial military occupational specialty was as a Counter Signal Intelligence Specialist. His early assignments include the U.S. Army Signal Operation Detachment, Ft. George G. Meade, Md., and Detachment NCOIC 214th Military Intelligence Company, Owing Mills, Md.
CSM Stoneburg entered the Recruiting Command in June 1994 as a Detailed Recruiter in the Baltimore Recruiting Battalion. He was later assigned as an On-Production Station Commander and Limited Production Station Commander in the Columbia and James River Recruiting Companies of Baltimore Recruiting Battalion. Upon selection to Master Sgt. in February 2003, he assumed responsibility as the 1st Sgt. of the Las Vegas Recruiting Company, Salt Lake City Recruiting Battalion.
His other assignments include 1st Sgt. of the Newark Recruiting Company, New York City Recruiting Battalion, Senior Master Trainer 1st Recruiting Brigade, Director of Recruiter Exercise Soldier Support Institute, Fort Jackson, S.C., and Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Afghanistan National Police Recruiter Assistance Team, NATO Training Mission – Camp Eggers, Afghanistan. His last assignment was as the Operations Sgt. Maj. for the Kansas City Recruiting Battalion.
CSM Stoneburg is a graduate of all Army Noncommissioned Officer Education System courses including a graduate of Class 56, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. His civilian education consists of a Bachelor of Science degree from Excelsior College and a Master of Business Administration Degree in Human Resource Management from TUI University, Los Alamitos, Calif.
CSM Stoneburg was recognized as the United States Army Recruiting Command Station Commander of the Year for fiscal year 2001.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, 4th Oak Leaf Cluster; the Joint Service Commendation Medal; the Army Commendation Medal, 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster; the Army Achievement Medal, 4th Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Good Conduct Medal 6th award; National Defense Service Ribbons with Bronze Star; Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numerical device 4; Joint Meritorious Unit Award; Army Superior Unit Award 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster; the Combat Action Badge, Recruiting Ring and the Glen E. Morrell Award for Recruiting Excellence.