VICKSBURG, Mississippi – Mississippi native and Iraq war veteran Col. John W. Cross took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District in a ceremony Friday morning officiated by Maj. Gen. John W. Peabody, commander of the Corps’ Mississippi Valley Division,
Col. Cross assumed command of the 68,000-square-mile District from Col. Jeffrey R. Eckstein.
Cross is a native of Laurel and a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor of science degree in geology. He also received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Central Texas and a master’s degree in strategic studies from the Army War College.
Cross previously served as the XVIII Airborne Corps Engineer and deployed with the Corps to Iraq. In Iraq, he served as the deputy engineer to U.S. Forces Iraq and was responsible for the final disposition of more than 80 bases and housing for over 50,000 soldiers as well as the construction of facilities for the Department of State.
BEFORE YOU GO…
… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.
If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.Click for more info