"MI Corps Band" Command Team
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan Crane
CW2 Jonathan Crane is a graduate of The Hartt School of music in composition. His composition professors were Robert Carl, Kenneth Steen, and Stephen Gryc. During his studies, Jon also took double bass lessons with world-renowned contemporary performer Robert Black. Jonathan has also studied with Anthony Stoops, Aaron Keaster, and Jim Miller. Along with his Hartt School Artist Diploma, Jon has a Master's in composition from Bowling Green State University, and a Bachelor's in Music Education from Lebanon Valley College. In 2013, Mr. Crane was given the National Federation of Music Clubs Military Composition Award for "Open Field." His compositions have been performed by Aaron Misenheimer, Tyler Smith, the Cleveland Chamber Orchestra, the Avery Ensemble, and various university groups. As a bassist, Jonathan has worked for Hersheypark Entertainment, Celebrity Cruises, and Holland America Line. He received the National Music Clubs Association Military Composition award in 2013.
Mr. Crane attended basic training at Ft. Jackson in 2009, then graduated early from AIT with the C1 identifier. His first duty station was with the 25th Infantry Division Band, while there he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. He has also served with the Signal Corps Band from Ft. Gordon, GA. In 2014, he attended Warrant Officer Candidate School and is now the Commander of the Military Intelligence Corps Band.
First Sergeant Cristino S. Moreno
1SG Cristino S. Moreno was born on Okinawa, Japan. The seventh child of nine, he came to the United States to attend college in 1988. After graduating from the University of Arizona, he entered the US Army as a medical specialist attending basic training at Fort Sill, OK, followed by advanced individual training at Fort Sam Houston, TX. After completing AIT, he was assigned to HHB, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery (MLRS), Camp Stanley, Korea. Returning to the CONUS, he was then assigned to HHC, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, Fort Riley, KS. While assigned to the 1-41st Infantry Regiment, he experienced his first deployment to Camp Dobol, Bosnia under Stabilization Force II and successfully completed two NTC rotations at Ft. Irwin, CA. With an opportunity to re-classify, he extended his enlistment to attend the USAESOM and was awarded the MOS 02G (Army Flute/Piccolo Player) in 2000. His first band assignment was with the 10th Mountain Division Band, Ft. Drum, NY followed by an assignment to the 1st Infantry Division Band, Bamberg, Germany only to deploy to Tikrit, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom II. Within a year after re-deploying to Germany, the 1ID Band returned to Fort Riley, KS. Exactly one year after settling with the 1ID Band, 1SG Moreno transferred to the Directorate of Training and Doctrine, Fort Story, VA. As the NCOIC of DOTD, his responsibilities included Doctrine Development, Combat Development, and Training Development. The latter part of the assignment concluded at the USASOM as the interim supply sergeant and the Assistant Instructor for the Warrant Officer Basic Course. His volunteer assignment to the 1st Cavalry Division Band, Fort Hood, TX consisted of a very challenging deployment to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Furthermore, consequent assignments included the 8th Army Band, Yongsan, Korea and his current assignment with the MI Corps Band, Fort Huachuca, Arizona. 1SG Moreno earned a Bachelors in Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona (1995), Masters in Science in Administration from Central Michigan University (2000), and a Bachelors in Science in Psychology from the University of Phoenix (2014).