The Echelon-Cross-Echelle Spectrograph (EXES) is one of the first generation instruments for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). The primary goal of EXES is to provide high-resolution, cross-dispersed spectroscopy, with resolutions of 50,000-100,000 and wavelength coverage of 0.5-1.5% between 4.5 μm and 28.3 μm. EXES will also have medium (R=5000-25000) and low (R=1500-4000) modes available, as well as a target acquisition imaging mode and a pupil-imaging mode for alignment testing. EXES is scheduled for commissioning flights in February 2014. It will be available to the public for shared-risk observations in SOFIA’s Cycle 2. Here we give an overview of the design and capabilities of EXES as well as its laboratory performance to date.