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Faculty and Staff Profile

Kenneth Crawford

Professor of Military Leadership

Office: Johnstone Hall
Phone: 864-656-3107

 Educational Background

MA Administration (Leadership)
Central Michigan University 2010

BS Civil Engineering
Clemson University 1996

 Courses Taught

Military Leadership


Lieutenant Colonel Crawford graduated from Clemson University in Clemson, SC in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He later received a Master of Administration with a focus in Leadership from Central Michigan University. His military education includes the Aviation Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, and the Command and General Staff College/ILE. Commissioned in Aviation in 1996, he attended Initial Entry Rotary Wing flight training at Fort Rucker, AL. He later served as a Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Battalion S-1 with 6th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at Fort Campbell, KY. Upon completion of the Officer Advance Course in 2001, Crawford commanded Company D, 214th Aviation Regiment in Manheim, Germany. While in Germany he also served as the Airspace Management Officer for the 19th Battlefield Coordination Detachment and deployed to Qatar in support of the Combined Air Operations Center for both Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. After returning to the United States, Crawford served as Operations Officer, and later the Executive Officer, for 3rd Battalion, 348th Infantry Regiment (AC/RC), First Army Division East, at Camp Blanding, FL. While assigned to First Army Division East, he was selected to be the Secretary to the General Staff where he served at Fort Meade, MD for two years before departing to the Command and General Staff College. After the Command and General Staff College in 2010, Crawford deployed to Mosul, Iraq with 4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (Advise and Assist Brigade) as the Task Force Shield (Iraqi Police Advisory Task Force) Executive Officer and Deputy Stability Transition Team Chief. Following the deployment to Iraq, he was assigned to the United States Army Pacific as the Personnel Recovery Officer. He most recently served as the Professor of Military Science at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. Crawford’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with two oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with three oak leaf clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (with one oak leaf cluster), and the Air Force Achievement Medal. He also earned the Army Aviation Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge. LTC Crawford is married to Danielle (19 years; Clemson University Class of 1996) and they have one child, Gabriella.


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