Bruce T. Crawford assumed his former duties as the U.S. Army CIO/G6 on August 1, 2017.
A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Lieutenant General Crawford was commissioned on May 28, 1986. He was recognized as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at South Carolina State University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He earned a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. General Crawford has served over 30 years in a variety of leadership positions at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels.
In his previous assignment, he served as the 14th Commander of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command and Aberdeen Proving Ground Senior Mission Commander. Prior to that, he served as the J-6, Director of C4/Cyber and Chief Information Officer, U.S. European Command; the Commanding General, 5th Theater Signal Command; and the G-6, United States Army Europe in Wiesbaden, Germany.
His command assignments include the 516th Signal Brigade, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; 82nd Signal Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq; and B Company, 51st Signal Battalion, 35th Signal Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
His key staff assignments include Director of Coordination Group for the Chief of Staff of the Army, Pentagon, Washington D.C.; Division Chief of LandWarNet Integration for the Army CIO/G-6, Pentagon, Washington D.C.; Division Chief for Net-Centric Assessments/Analysis Branch, and later Executive Assistant to the J-6, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington D.C.; and Assistant Operations Officer, and later Corps Emergency Deployment Readiness Officer, for the 35th Signal Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM, Saudi Arabia.