November 4, 2017
Name: SFC Stephen Cribben
Hometown: Simi Valley, California
DOB: January 27, 1984 DOD: November 4, 2017
Entered Service: November 20, 2002
Deployments: Cribben deployed three times with the 716th Military Police Battalion. He deployed to Egypt in support of Bright Star in 2005, to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2006, and to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007.
Cribben deployed to Afghanistan with 2nd Battalion, 10th SFG (A), in September of 2017.
Units: 55th Military Police Company at Camp Page, Korea; 716th Military Police Battalion; USAG Baumholder Provost Marshals Office; 2nd Battalion, 10th SFG (Airborne), at Fort Carson, Colorado.
Education: Military Police Advanced Individual Training, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Path Finder School, Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Course, Basic Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, French Special Operations Language Course, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape High Risk Course, Communications Sergeant Course, Special Warfare Operational Design Course, Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Course, Advanced Special Operations Techniques Level II, and the Static Line Jump Master Course.
Awards and Decorations: The Bronze Star Medal, three Army Commendation Medals, nine Army Achievement Medals, a Meritorious Unit Citation, five Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon-3, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon-3, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Special Forces Tab, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Path Finder Badge.
Survived By: He is survived by his wife and two children – ages 3 and 5. He married his high school sweetheart in 2008.
SFC Stephen B. Cribben died as a result of wounds suffered during an operation in Logar Province in Afghanistan as part of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.