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Lieutenant General (Retired) Crawford is an inspired, results-oriented thought leader of character with over thirty-four years of leadership, executive management, national & international security, enterprise information technology (IT) and cybersecurity experience.


As the Army’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) and senior IT official, he most recently served as the principal enterprise IT and cybersecurity policy advisor to the Secretary of the Army and the Army Chief of Staff. LTG (Retired) Crawford’s duties and responsibilities also included execution and oversight of the Army’s $12.B IT annual IT budget, the Army's data and cloud migrations and delivery of IT capabilities from the tactical edge to the enterprise at 288 locations in 143 countries world-wide.

A native of Columbia, South Carolina, LTG (Retired) Crawford was commissioned through South Carolina State University's Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program on May 28, 1986, after graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.


During his 34 years of service, LTG Crawford has served in a variety of operational and strategic leadership positions in every major theater of operations, that includes Europe, the Pacific and Southwest Asia. He also holds a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University.


Other executive assignments include oversight of the Army’s IT & Software Sustainment Materiel enterprise as Commanding General, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) and Installation Commander of 21,000 employees at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Maryland; J6, Director of Cyber/CIO U.S. European Command; CIO and Commanding General, 5th Theater Signal Command (U.S. Army Europe), Wiesbaden, Germany; Director of the Initiatives Group for the Chief of Staff of the Army, Pentagon, Washington D.C.


LTG (Retired) Crawford's awards and decorations include the Black Engineer Of The Year Association’s (BEYA) 2020 Black Engineer Of The Year, the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star Medal. LTG (Retired) Crawford is authorized to wear the Army Combat Action Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Ranger Tab, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Army Staff Identification Badge.


LTG (Retired) Crawford is married to Ms. Dianne R. Crawford (Education Administrator) and has two sons, Captain Bruce T. Crawford (U.S. Army) and Corey Crawford (IT Specialist w/Spectrum Inc).

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