Ft. Rucker commanding general to address TROY graduates

Posted: Tuesday, 03 May 2011

DOTHAN—Major General Anthony G. Crutchfield, commanding general of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Ft. Rucker, will deliver the keynote address to Troy University graduates during spring commencement for the Dothan Campus on Sunday, May 15.

The ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. inside the Dothan Civic Center. About 180 students will receive graduate and undergraduate degrees during the event.

Crutchfield took command at Ft. Rucker in August 2010. Prior to that, he served as director of the Joint Center for Operational Analysis-Lessons Learned at the U.S. Joint Forces Command in Suffolk, Va.

In June 2003 he served as commander of the 10th Aviation Brigade at Fort Drum, N.Y., and immediately deployed to Afghanistan in command of Joint Task Force Falcon. He has also previously served as Executive Officer to the Deputy Commanding General for Training and Doctrine Command and as Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Accessions Command.

Crutchfield’s military career began in 1982 after graduating from Marshall University as a distinguished military graduate. In addition to his military education, Crutchfield has earned a master of arts degree in business from Webster University and a master of arts degree in strategic military studies from the U.S. Army War College.

His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, among others.