Clinton E. Crosier

Clinton E. Crosier is a retired United States Air Force major general who last served as director of space force planning in the Office of the Chief of Space Operations.[1] After retiring, he was hired to lead Amazon Web Services' new Aerospace and Satellite Solutions.[2]

Clinton E. Crosier
Maj. Gen. Clinton E. Crosier.jpg
Official portrait, 2015
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service1987–present (33 years)
RankUS Air Force O8 shoulderboard rotated.svg Major General
Commands held460th Space Wing
50th Operations Group
2nd Space Launch Squadron
AwardsDefense Superior Service Medal (2)
Legion of Merit (3)

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.[1]


  1. January 1988–September 1991, Operations Management Officer/Squadron Section Commander, 7th Airborne Command and Control Squadron, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.
  2. September 1991–February 1992, Student, Undergraduate Space Training, Lowry AFB, Colo.
  3. February 1992–February 1995, Chief, Operations Plans and Requirements, Deputy Chief of Standardization and Evaluations, Flight Commander, Instructor, 3rd Space Operations Squadron, Falcon AFB, Colo.
  4. February 1995–July 1995, Student, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Initial Qualification Training, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
  5. July 1995–September 1997, Operations Support Flight Commander, Instructor, Crew Commander, 320th Missile Squadron, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
  6. September 1997–July 1998, Chief, Current Operations and Training, 90th Operations Support Squadron, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
  7. July 1998–January 1999, Congressional Liaison Officer, Headquarters Air Force, Office of Legislative Liaison, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
  8. January 1999–January 2000, Legislative Fellow, U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C.
  9. January 2000–July 2001, Space and Missile Advisor, Secretary of the Air Force Action Group, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
  10. July 2001–July 2003, Commander, 2d Space Launch Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
  11. July 2003–June 2004, Student, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
  12. June 2004–May 2006, Director, Preparation and Planning, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
  13. June 2006–July 2008, Commander, 50th Operations Group, Schriever AFB, Colo.
  14. July 2008–June 2009, Deputy Director of Plans and Programs, Headquarters, Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
  15. June 2009–May 2011, Commander, 460th Space Wing, Buckley AFB, Colo.
  16. May 2011–July 2012, Director of Space Forces, U.S. Air Forces Central, Al Udeid AB, Qatar
  17. July 2012–January 2014, Director, Strategic Plans, Programs, Requirements, and Assessments, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale AFB, La.
  18. January 2014–June 2015, Deputy Director, Global Operations Directorate (J3), U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
  19. June 2015–July 2017, Director, Plans and Policy (J5), U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
  20. July 2017–December 2017, Director, Operational Capability Requirements, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
  21. December 2017–December 2018, Director, Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
  22. December 2018–February 2019, Deputy, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy, Integration and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
  23. February 2019–present, Director, Space Force Planning, Office of the Chief of Space Operations, U.S. Space Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.[1]

Awards and decorationsEdit

  Command Space Operations Badge
  Basic Cyberspace Operator Badge
  Command Missile Operations Badge
  Headquarters Air Force Badge
  Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge
Defense Superior Service Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster
    Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
  Bronze Star Medal
      Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
  Air Force Commendation Medal
  Air Force Achievement Medal
  Joint Meritorious Unit Award
     Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters
  National Reconnaissance Office Distinguished Service Medal (Gold Medal)
  Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
    Southwest Asia Service Medal with two service stars
  Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
  Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold frame
     Air Force Longevity Service Award with one silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters
  Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
  Air Force Training Ribbon
  Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
  Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

Effective dates of promotionEdit

Rank Date
  Second lieutenant Sept. 12, 1987
  First lieutenant Sept. 12, 1989
  Captain Sept. 12, 1991
  Major Sept. 1, 1997
  Lieutenant colonel May 1, 2001
  Colonel Aug. 1, 2005
  Brigadier general June 2, 2012
  Major general Aug. 2, 2015


  1. ^ a b c "Major General Clinton E. Crosier". United States Air Force. February 2020. Retrieved August 13, 2020.   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ Sheetz, Michael (June 30, 2020). "Amazon's AWS establishes new aerospace cloud unit as Jeff Bezos increases bets on outer space". CNBC. Retrieved August 13, 2020.

  This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Government.

Military offices
Preceded by
David D. Thompson
Director for Plans and Policy of the United States Strategic Command
Succeeded by
Nina M. Armagno
New office Director of the Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability
Succeeded by
Michael A. Fantini