Col. Eric Crispino recently served as the Corps engineer for III Armored Corps at Fort Hood, Texas. In this assignment he deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, where he led the Combined Joint Engineer Directorate for Operation Inherent Resolve. He was responsible for planning and resourcing general engineering operations, enabling force projection and logistics, and enhancing force protection within a combined joint area of operations spanning across Iraq and Syria.
Commissioned as a Field Artillery officer in 1998, Col. Crispino has held a number of staff and command positions. At his first duty station Col. Crispino served as a fire support officer, fire direction officer, platoon leader, battery executive officer, and squadron adjutant in 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Carson, Colorado. As a captain he was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York, where he served as a battalion fire direction officer, battalion fire support officer, and battery commander.
In 2007, Col. Crispino joined the faculty of the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the United States Military Academy, where he taught courses in Civil Engineering. During this assignment he transitioned to the Engineer Branch. Following his graduation from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Col. Crispino was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he served as the operations officer and executive officer of the 508th Special Troops Battalion. He also served as the brigade operations officer and executive officer of the 20th Engineer Brigade.
Col. Crispino served as a division staff officer in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and commanded the 326th Brigade Engineer Battalion at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Following battalion command Col. Crispino was an operations officer at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.
Col. Crispino, a native of Southington, Connecticut, holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. His military education includes the Army War College, Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms and Staff Services School, and the Field Artillery Officer Basic and Captains Career courses. He is a licensed professional engineer in Connecticut and a certified project management professional.
His military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Achievement Medal (with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), the Senior Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge. Col. Crispino deployed to Afghanistan three times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
He is married and has two children.