Colonel Peter Cross was assigned as the Commandant of the Oakland Military Institute in August 2018. He received his commission from UC Berkeley in 1989. His 31-year career, all as a Military Police Officer, has included command at the Company, Battalion, and Brigade levels. Colonel Cross has been deployed to Iraq three times and once to Afghanistan. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. Peter, who reports directly to the Superintendent, feels this is his most important assignment yet, an opportunity to build young men and women of character. He supervises the military staff at OMI and his primary goal is to fully integrate his team into the enormous responsibilities held by OMI’s civilian team.