SFC Robert Cree

SFC Robert Cree

Stripes Okinawa

Name: Robert Cree

Age: 37

Years in service: 17

Rank: SFC

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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