Ms. Annette Cross

Chief of Staff

Mr. Kresten Cook

A native Texan, Annette Cross came to Corpus Christi in 1984. She began her federal service at Corpus Christi Army Depot in 1987, bringing with her fourteen years of accounting experience from the private industry.

From an entry level clerk typist, Annette progressed to her current position as the Chief of Staff. Her career track includes assignments as Adjutant and Director of Human Capital Management, Staff Action Control Officer, acting Director of Manufacturing/Process Production, Chief of the Administrative & Management Office in the Directorate of Manufacturing/Process Production, and Chief of the Lean/Transition Office. Other positions held include program and management analyst, accounting technician, budget analyst, resource management analyst, and industrial specialist. She served as a member of the Army Materiel Command, Aviation Missile Command, and Corpus Christi Army Depot Joint Task Force; the Depot’s Strategic Planning Working Group; the Depot’s Incentive Awards Committee; and South Texas Military Facilities Task Force. She currently serves on the Depot’s Strategic Governance Board.

Her career accomplishments have been recognized by five Achievement Medals for Civilian Service; two Commander’s Awards for Civilian Service; The Honorable Order of St. Michael Bronze Award; and in 1999, she received the Vice President’s “Hammer Award” from the Partnership for Reinventing Government.

Annette graduated with honors from Texas A & M University Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC), completing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a major in accounting. She also holds a Master Degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis on management, from TAMU-CC. Annette completed the Depot and Arsenals Executive Leadership Program and Executive Champions Lean Six Sigma Certification in 2014. She is a graduate of the Women’s Executive Leadership Development Program and serves as Treasurer for the local chapter of the Army Aviation Association of America. Active in Chapter 125 of the Federal Managers Association (FMA), Annette served as chapter president, vice president, treasurer, and on the Board of Trustees. She also served as the FMA National organization Army Conference Chair.

Mission statement

  • Return rotary wing aircraft and components to the Department of Defense and other government organizations with uncompromising quality, at the lowest possible cost, in the shortest amount of time possible.
  • Safeguard the workforce. Integrate safety and risk mitigation into every aspect of depot operations.
  • Support the Army’s accident investigation processes worldwide with materials expertise and laboratory analysis.
  • Assess, evaluate and repair forward-deployed aircraft and components worldwide. Provide on-site depot capacity to the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort Rucker.
  • Support Active, Reserve and National Guard aviation maintenance skill development with hands-on training at the depot.


  • Provide our Nation the best value solution for modification, repair and overhaul of rotary wing components and aircraft; posture the depot to meet our Nation’s future requirements in peacetime and at war.


  • Customers satisfied - demands met on time - carryover goal met. Zero accident related loss of life, limb or eyesight with all OSHA safety goals met. Depot is right sized and right skilled to meet customer demands.


Last updated on: 03-Nov-2017