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Col. Cory Critchley

Commander, Army Reserve Careers Group

Colonel Cory Critchley entered the United States Army upon graduation from the University of Richmond in 2001 and was commissioned in the Signal Corps. Prior to his
current assignment, Colonel Critchley served as Director, G-35, Strategic Planning, United States Army Reserve Command, Fort Liberty, North Carolina; Chief of Operations and Plans, 335th Signal Command (Theater), East Point, Georgia from 2021 to 2023; Deputy Brigade Commander, 359th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, Fort Eisenhower, Georgia from 2019 to 2021; Executive Officer to the Commander of the Army Reserve Engagement Cell and G-6 Security Cooperation Branch Chief, United States Army Africa/Southern European Task Force, Vicenza, Italy from 2015 to 2019.

Other assignments include Signal Assignment Officer and Operations Support Branch Chief, Reserve Officer Division, Army Human Resources Command, Fort Knox,
Kentucky; Battalion Executive Officer, 319th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Sacramento, California; Commander, 558th Signal Company, Maineville, Ohio, Assistant Operations Officer, 11th Psychological Operations Battalion, Upper Marlboro, Maryland; Battalion Signal Officer (S-6), 1st Battalion 21st Infantry Regiment (Gimlet), 25th Infantry Division (Light); and Platoon Leader, 125th Signal Battalion, 25th Infantry Division (Light).

Colonel Critchley’s operational assignments include two deployments to the Middle East, first in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as the 1-21 Infantry Battalion Signal Officer in Kirkuk, Iraq from January 2004 through February 2005; and in 2012 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as the Executive Officer of the 319th Expeditionary Signal
Battalion, Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

Colonel Critchley is a graduate of the Signal Officer Basic and Captains Career Courses; the Psychological Operations Qualification Course; the Army Command and General Staff College; and the Army War College. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Richmond, Virginia, and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the Army War College.

Personal awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (with five oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with two oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Award (with oak leaf cluster), Iraq Campaign Medal (with two campaign stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” and bronze hourglass devices, Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge in Gold, and the Signal Regiment’s Bronze Order of Mercury. Colonel Critchley is an Eagle Scout.