Ms. Sonia Crisp assumed the position of Command Executive Officer for the 7th Mission Support Command in November 2021. As the Command Executive Officer, Ms. Crisp’s duties include providing executive leadership, management and oversight of personnel, plans, programs and policies within the 7th Mission Support Command.
Prior to assuming duties as the CXO of the 7th MSC, Ms. Crisp served as the Senior Advisor to the Executive Director for the Bureau of Consular Affairs at the Department of State. Ms. Crisp began her federal career in human resources at the Civilian Personnel Operations Center in Seckenheim, Germany. Since then, she has held several civilian positions throughout her career which include: Acting Chief of Staff to the Chief Information Officer for the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Consular Agent Coordinator for the Bureau of Consular affairs, Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Director of Human Resources.
Ms. Crisp has been a Senior Fellow with the Partnership for Public Service since 2011, deriving her leadership style with the Public Service Leadership Model, which is the standard for effective government leadership, focusing on stewardship of public trust and commitment to public good as a core value.
Since 2011, Ms. Crisp has been a certified mediator in conflict resolution guiding hundreds of people in resolving their differences in the workplace, creating collaborative and productive environments, and preserving the agency’s ability to support its mission. Her success in resolving conflict flows from a deep understanding of the complexity and dynamics of workplace relationships and their impact on the organization as a whole.
Additionally, Ms. Crisp is a recipient of numerous awards which include: several Meritorious and Superior Honor Awards, and twice nominated for the Director General’s Award for Excellence in Human Resources Management; which recognizes significant contributions made by Human Resources professionals to further Bureau, mission, and U.S. government priorities around the world and at home.