Lt. Col. Daniel E. Cross
Lt. Col. Cross enlisted as a Civil Affairs Specialist for the U.S. Army Reserve in 1999, and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant from the
Army ROTC program at the University of Central Arkansas in 2004.
Lt. Col. Thomas Smith is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Virginia Union University
in Richmond, Virginia, and a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from University of Louisville.
Lt. Col. Cross’s assignments include: Tank Platoon Leader, Support Platoon Leader, Battalion S-4, and Distribution Company Commander with 2nd Brigade,
1AD and the 170th Infantry Brigade at Baumholder, Germany (2004-2010);
Observer/Coach Trainer with Operations Group, National Training Center at Fort Irwin, CA (2011-2013); Support Operations Officer and Battalion
Executive Officer with 1st Special Forces Group, G4 Air Movements Officer with I Corps, Battalion Executive Office with 16th CAB, and Deputy G-4
with 7th ID at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA (2015-2018); Deputy G-4 with 2nd ID at Camp Red Cloud / Humphreys, Korea (2018-2019); Logistics
Specialist and Division Chief with the Joint Center for International Security Force Assistance at Fort Leavenworth, KS (2019-2022).
His military education includes: the Armor Officer Basic Course; the Scout Leaders Course; and the Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course. He
also attended the Army Command and General Staff College and the Joint Combined Warfare School.
Lt. Col. Cross’s awards and achievements include: the Bronze Star Medal (One Oak Leaf Cluster); the Defense Meritorious Service Medal;
the Meritorious Service Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters); the Army Commendation Medal; the Army Achievement Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters);
the Combat Action Badge; the Parachutist Badge; and the Joint Staff Badge.