PHENIX CITY - Brig. Gen. Edward F. Crowell (USAF, ret.), a Troy University alumnus and a member of the University's Board of Trustees, will deliver the keynote address to TROY graduates on June 2, during a joint spring commencement ceremony for the Phenix City Campus and the Columbus/Fort Benning Site.
The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center. Nearly 130 graduates will be recognized during the ceremony.
Crowell is currently president and chief executive officer for VT Miltope, a leading manufacturer of computers, servers, storage, network peripherals and airborne solutions geared toward top performance under the most demanding environmental conditions. His corporate career spans more than 25 years and includes work with VT Miltope and Blount, Inc.
Crowell is a proud veteran of the Air Force and the Reserves, with more than 35 years of service. He retired from the USAF at Maxwell Air Force Base in March 2009, where he had served as commandant of the Air War College and vice commander of Air University while serving an extended tour of Active Duty and most recently as mobilization assistant to the Commander of Air University. He is recipient of the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit and Meritorious Service Medals along with a host of others.
In addition to his service on the TROY Board of Trustees, Crowell was appointed to serve on the State Health Planning and Development Agency's Certificate of Need Review Board and is a past chairman of the State of Alabama's Ethics Commission. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, the Montgomery Metro YMCA, the Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100, and Chairman of the Board of Central Alabama OIC.
Crowell is a graduate of Alabama State University with a degree in business administration and economics, Troy University with a Master of Business Administration, Air University's Air Command & Staff College and Air War College. He also attended Auburn University School of Business. He is married to Ernestine Jordan Crowell. They have two children.