Colonel Christopher H. Colavita, a native of Falls Church, Virginia, received his commission into the Quartermaster Corps in May of 1994 and subsequently earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Colonel Colavitaâ€™s previous assignments include Company Executive Officer and High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) Parachute Pack Platoon Leader, 612th Quartermaster Company (Rigger), and later S4, 530th Supply & Services Battalion (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He then served as the S4 for the 3rd Brigade â€œBroncosâ€ Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and then as Commander, Headquarters and Alpha Company, 325th Forward Support Battalion, 25th Infantry Division (Light). Colonel Colavita then entered the Joint Staff Intern program where he was selected to serve as the Military Assistant to the Director for Logistics, the Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., followed by an assignment to the Office of the Chief of Staff, United States Army, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., where he served as a Special Assistant to the 35th Army Chief of Staff. After graduating from the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, Colonel Colavita was assigned to the 593rd Sustainment Brigade, Fort Lewis, Washington, where he served first as the Brigade Support Operations Officer, and later the S3. He then served as the Executive Officer of 80th Ordnance Battalion, Fort Lewis, Washington. Prior to assuming command of the Group Support Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) he served as the J4, Chief of Current Operations, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Most recently Colonel Colavita served as the Assistant Executive Officer to the Commanding General, United States Army Materiel Command at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.
Colonel Colavita's military education includes the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, Airborne School, Aerial Delivery Material Officer's Course, Advanced Airborne School, Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, Petroleum Officer's Course, Mortuary Affairs Course, Air Assault School, the United States Naval War College, College of Command and Staff, SERE (High Risk), the United States Army Ranger School, and the United States Army War College.
Colonel Colavita's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (2 OLC), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), the Joint Service Commendation Medal (1 OLC), the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, the Iraqi Campaign Medal (2), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (4), the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Ribbon with the numeral 4 device, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Rigger Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Ranger Tab, and the Combat Action Badge.
Command Sergeant Major Jill L. Crosby entered the United States Army in February 1991 and completed Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, Virginia as a 76P Materiel Control and Accounting Specialist. In 1994 her MOS transitioned to a 92A Automated Logistical Specialist.
CSM Crosbyâ€™s stateside assignment includes: Supply Specialist 325th Forward Support Battalion Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, 25 ID (L), Material Management Center (MMC) as Item Manager Fort Irwin, California, 406th General Supply Company as the Materiel Management Supervisor Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Montgomery Recruiting Battalion with duty at Mariana Recruiting Company, 244th Quartermaster Battalion as an Instructor Writer and B co 266th Quartermaster Battalion as a Drill Sergeant/SR Drill Sergeant Fort Lee, Virginia, A co 302nd Forward Support Battalion as a First Sergeant 2ID Camp Casey, Korea, 43D Sustainment Brigade as the BDE S3 and SPO SGM Fort Carson, Colorado, G4 Supply and Service SGM 25th Infantry Division(L), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, 553D Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Command Sergeant Major.
Command Sergeant Major Crosby has attended all levels of the Noncommissioned Officers Education System, culminating with the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. She is a graduate of the First Sergeant Course, Air Assault Course, Drill Sergeant Course and Recruiter Course. CSM Crosby has a Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Criminal Justice from American Military University and a Mastersâ€™ degree in Human Resource Management from Trident University.
Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (4OLC), Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal with Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Medal, Overseas Service Medal (Numeral 4). CSM Crosby is a recipient of the Order of Saint Martin.