Clinton Crosier

Clinton Crosier

Director, Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements

U.S. Air Force

Maj. Gen. Clinton E. Crosier is Director, Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. In this position, he leads AFWIC in developing Total Force, multi-domain operating concepts to implement the National Defense Strategy, and drive integration through centralized enterprise design and capability planning. AFWIC identifies prioritized ways and means to guide resourcing priorities improving Air Force lethality and enhancing the joint and coalition fight.

General Crosier attended Iowa State University on an Air Force ROTC scholarship. He was commissioned and entered the Air Force in 1988 after receiving a degree in aerospace engineering.

General Crosier has a broad range of experience in ICBM and space operations, including a deployment to the Middle East as the U.S. Central Command, Director of Space Forces. He has served in staff assignments in the U.S. Senate, Secretary of the Air Force's Action Group, Headquarters U.S. Air Force Office of Legislative Liaison, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, and Air Force Global Strike Command. His operational commands include the 2nd Space Launch Squadron, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; 50th Operations Group, Schriever AFB, Colorado; and the 460th Space Wing, Buckley AFB, Colorado. Prior to his current assignment, General Crosier served as the Director, Operational Capability Requirements, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

EDUCATION
1987 Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering, Iowa State University, Ames
1990 Master of Business Administration, summa cum laude, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg
1991 Squadron Officer School, distinguished graduate, outstanding contributor, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1997 Air Command and Staff College by correspondence, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2000 Legislative Fellows Program, U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C.
2002 Air War College, by correspondence, outstanding graduate
2004 Master of National Security Studies, highest distinction, Newport, R.I.
2004 Naval War College, distinguished graduate, Newport, R.I.
2006 Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2007 Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2008 Leadership Development Program, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.
2010 National Security Management Course, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
2010 Senior Executive Fellows Program, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2013 Capstone General and Flag Officer Course, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2016 Joint Flag Officer Warfighting Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2016 Combined Force Air Component Commander Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. January 1988 - September 1991, operations management officer/squadron section commander, 7th Airborne Command and Control Squadron, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2. September 1991 - February 1992, student, Undergraduate Space Training, Lowry AFB, Colo.
3. February 1992 - February 1995, chief, Operations Plans and Requirements, deputy chief of standardization and evaluations, flight commander, instructor, 3rd Space Operations Squadron, Falcon AFB, Colo.
4. February 1995 - July 1995, student, ICBM Initial Qualification Training, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
5. July 1995 - September 1997, operations support flight commander, instructor, crew Commander, 320th Missile Squadron, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
6. September 1997 - July 1998, chief, Current Operations and Training, 90th Operations Support Squadron, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
7. July 1998 - January 1999, Congressional liaison officer, Headquarters Air Force, Office of Legislative Liaison, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
8. January 1999 - January 2000, legislative fellow, U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C.
9. January 2000 - July 2001, space and missile advisor, Secretary of the Air Force Action Group, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
10. July 2001 - July 2003, Commander, 2d Space Launch Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
11. July 2003 - June 2004, student, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
12. June 2004 - May 2006, Director, Preparation and Planning, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, D.C
13. June 2006 - July 2008, Commander, 50th Operations Group, Schriever AFB, Colo.
14. July 2008 - June 2009, Deputy Director of Plans and Programs, Headquarters, Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
15. June 2009 - May 2011, Commander, 460th Space Wing, Buckley AFB, Colo.
16. May 2011 - July 2012, Director of Space Forces, U.S. Air Forces Central, Al Udeid AB, Qatar
17. July 2012 - January 2014, Director, Strategic Plans, Programs, Requirements, and Assessments, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale AFB, La.
18. January 2014 - June 2015, Deputy Director, Global Operations Directorate (J3), U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
19. June 2015 - July 2017, Director, Plans and Policy (J5), U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
20. July 2017 - February 2018, Director, Operational Capability Requirements, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
21. February 2018 - present, Director, Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 2004 - May 2006, Director, Preparation and Planning, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Arlington, Va., as a colonel
2. May 2011 - May 2012, Director of Space Forces, U.S. Air Forces Central, Al Udeid AB, Qatar, as a colonel
3. January 2014 - June 2015, Deputy Director, Global Operations Directorate (J3), U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb., as a brigadier general
4. June 2015 - July 2017, Director, Plans and Policy (J5), U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb., as a major general

OPERATIONAL INFORMATION
Badges: Master Space Operations Badge, Master Missile Operations Badge, Cyber Operations Badge

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze Star Medal
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Combat Readiness Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Medal with Gold Border
Southwest Asia Service Medal with two devices (Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm)

OTHER AWARDS
1989 28th Air Division Company Grade Officer of the Year
1989 7th Airborne Command and Control Squadron CGO of the Year
1990 28th Air Division Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award (Junior Officer)
1993 3rd Space Operations Squadron Evaluator of the Year
1994 3rd Space Operations Squadron CGO of the Year
1996 320th Missile Squadron Company Grade Officer of the Year
1996 320th Missile Squadron Flight Commander of the Year
1997 90th Space Wing Staff Officer of the Year
2003 AFSPC Lance P. Sijan Leadership Winner (Senior Officer)
2004 Reinauer Defense Economics Prize, Naval War College
2006 National Reconnaissance Office Director's Gold Medal
2008 Chennault Trophy as Best Operations Group in 14th Air Force
2010 Aldridge Trophy as Best Space Wing in AFSPC

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Sept. 12, 1987
First Lieutenant Sept. 12, 1989
Captain Sept. 12, 1991
Major Sept. 1, 1997
Lieutenant Colonel May 1, 2001
Colonel Aug. 1, 2005
Brigadier General June 2, 2012
Major General Aug. 2, 2015