SFC Robert Cree
Name: Robert Cree
Years in service: 17
Years as father: 17
Kids: Evan 17, Joanna 14
Current Duty Station and job: Torii Station, Detachment Sergeant 247th Military Police Detachment
Q: What are your key responsibilities at work?
A: I am responsible for providing sound advice to the commander regarding unit health readiness, Esprit De Corps, discipline, mentorship, career progression, recognition, and professional development of 45 Soldiers
Q: What are your key responsibilities at home?
A: Since I am a father of 2 teenagers and have a working spouse, we are fortunate enough to share the household responsibilities to keep us afloat. I take care of laundry and BBQ dinners on the weekends. I am no longer allowed to mop since I didn’t mix water with the solution and made the floor sticky.
Q: How do you balance military life with family life?
A: It is a tough balance however, we make it work together incorporating the team approach with my spouse. Just as we do in the Army it takes a team to accomplish the mission.
Q: How do you keep in touch with family when you are TDY or deployed?
A: Social media, Skype, Write letters, Email and telephone
Q: How does the military community support your family?
A: The military community here on Okinawa is exceptional it supports by offering a multitude of events such as libraries, bowling alley, commissary, BX, a wide variety of travel opportunities both on and off the island.
Q: How do you support your partner whether you are home or deployed?
A: We support each other! On a daily basis she is my battle buddy and I am hers. No matter where we are in the world together or apart we are very thankful for what we have.
Q: As a military parent, what’s your top priority for your kids?
A: Top priority for my kids is to give them what my wife and I couldn’t have when we were growing up, as well as making sure that they get a college education. Also, be the positive role model for them and prepare them to be great Americans.
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