National Defense and International Security

Maj. Gen. Clinton E. Crosier

Monday, 09 Oct 2017 at 7:00 pm – Great Hall, Memorial Union

Maj. Gen. Clinton E. Crosier is Director of Operational Capability Requirements and Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements for the U.S. Air Force at the Pentagon. He is responsible for developing and evaluating requirements for Air Force-wide modernization programs, including fighters, bombers, space systems, missile defense and cyber requirements.   Prior to his current assignment, he was the Director of Plans and Policy at U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, where he oversaw the development and implementation of national security policy, military strategy, as well as development of the nation’s strategic war plan. 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. Part of the World Affairs Series
General Crosier also oversees the execution for the Capabilities Development Council and is responsible for shaping and finalizing capabilities based requirements documents for approval by the Joint Requirements Oversight Council. He directs and supervises the activities for more than 110 military and civilian employees in seven divisions and one named activity, including requirements officers and weapon systems experts along with professional, technical and clerical staffers.

General Crosier has a broad range of experience in Intercontinental Ballistic Missile 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, Plans and Policy, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Nebraska.

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