I am working the COVID-19 crisis response in the state of Texas, along with one of my AY20 classmates, Jim Carney, the state J4 who coordinates logistics support with the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) and other state partners. I am the 176 Engineer Brigade Commander and have been designated as the JTF 176 Commander and we have Soldiers working at warehouses distributing medical supplies in the Central Texas region. I also have the engineer assessment teams as a part of our organization. So far, we’ve conducted over 100 alternate care site (ACS) assessments. We have Air, Army, and State Guard Engineers on the team and we’re working closely with USACE, and TDEM to provide additional hospital bed capacity.
COL Robert S. ‘Rob’ Crockem, Jr.
Distance Class of 2020