Rear Admiral William V. Cross, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Performance Coach and Operational Expert
Bill Cross is a retired two-star Rear Admiral of the US Navy, where he served as an F-14 fighter pilot, fighter squadron skipper, nuclear aircraft carrier commander, and the leader of Carrier Group Six.
He is a graduate of Top Gun, Test Pilot School flight instructor, and Director of Operations for the U.S. European Command. Following his retirement from the Navy, Bill worked for 11 years in the corporate world as CACI International, BearingPoint Consulting, and Deloitte Consulting.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Management and is a graduate with highest distinction from the Naval War College, where he learned his skills as a master simulation and wargaming expert. He has extensive knowledge of business war gaming and has broad experience as a participant, Red Team leader, and sponsor in numerous strategic and tactical games.
Captain Chris Cassidy, U.S. Navy and NASA
NASA Astronaut, Former Chief of Astronaut Office and Navy SEAL
US Navy Captain Chris Cassidy, once described as “Chuck Norris, minus the restrictions of gravity”, has amassed 182 days in space, conducted six EVAs and flew on both Shuttle Endeavour and the Russian Soyuz – the latter transporting him during his a long-duration ISS mission during Expedition 35/36. He has served as the Chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA and will be going on his third trip to space in the Fall of 2019.
Capt. Cassidy is an expert on using simulations to prepare high performers for missions and situations where there are no second chances. He is a firm believer in the power of teams, deliberate practice, and managed competition to get the best out of people and the organizations they serve. He is former Navy SEAL who has served multiple combat tours and is a graduate of the US Naval Academy.