Maj. Gen. Tommy F. Crawford is Commander, Air Force Command and Control, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center, Langley Air Force Base, Va. General Crawford is responsible for integrating command and control, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance for the Air Force to reduce duplication of effort, increase commonality and enable the Expeditionary Air Force. He is also the implementing agent for Air Force experimentation. The center comprises 780 people, and defines C2 and ISR requirements and operational concepts, develops open architectures, and manages C2 and ISR systems and budgets. It consists of a headquarters staff at Langley AFB and liaison offices at Air Force major command headquarters, Air Force Materiel Command centers, and Department of Defense organizations.
General Crawford was commissioned a second lieutenant through the Air Force ROTC program at New Mexico State University in May 1972. He has staff experience in Air Force plans, special weapons, and as Assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe. The general has served as an instructor pilot, squadron weapons officer, F-111A flight commander, A-7D and F-117A Nighthawk weapons and tactics officer, wing weapons and tactics chief, assistant operations director and major command inspector general. He has commanded at squadron, air operations group and wing levels. General Crawford is a command pilot and Desert Storm veteran with more than 3,000 hours in fighter aircraft. Prior to assuming his current position, the general served as the Deputy Chief of the Central Security Service, National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
1972 Bachelor of Arts degree, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
1976 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
1978 Air Command and Staff College, by seminar
1978 Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
1994 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1994 Master of Science degree in computer information systems, Boston University
2000 Seminar XXI - Foreign Political and International Relations, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
2004 National and International Security Management, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
1. May 1972 - May 1973, student, undergraduate pilot training, Laughlin AFB, Texas
2. June 1973 - March 1975, F-111F pilot, 390th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
3. March 1975 - June 1977, F-111A pilot, 429th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev.
4. June 1977 - November 1981, F-111A instructor pilot, weapons and tactics officer, fighter weapons instructor and flight commander, 390th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
5. December 1981 - May 1984, F-117A and A-7D instructor pilot, and weapons and tactics officer, 4450th Tactical Group, Nellis AFB, Nev.
6. June 1984 - June 1988, Air Staff special projects officer, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
7. June 1988 - June 1991, F-111F instructor pilot and Chief of Weapons and Tactics, 48th Tactical Fighter Wing, and operations officer and Commander, 494th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England (August 1990 - March 1991, Commander, Detachment 1, later, Assistant Deputy Commander for Operations, 48th Tactical Fighter Wing, Taif, Saudi Arabia)
8. June 1991 - June 1993, Chief, Special Weapons Section, and Military Assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Mons, Belgium
9. July 1993 - June 1994, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
10. June 1994 - June 1995, A-10 pilot, Director of Combat Operations and Deputy Commander, 607th Air Operations Group, Osan Air Base, South Korea
11. June 1995 - June 1996, A-10 pilot and Commander, 607th Air Operations Group, Osan AB, South Korea
12. July 1996 - May 1997, Inspector General, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
13. May 1997 - June 1999, Commander, 354th Fighter Wing, Eielson AFB, Alaska
14. June 1999 - November 2000, Deputy Director for Operations in National Systems Support, the Joint Staff, and Deputy Director of Military Support, National Reconnaissance Office, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
15. December 2000 - October 2001, Director of Joint Matters, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
16. October 2001 - July 2003, Deputy Chief, Central Security Service, National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
17. July 2003 - present, Commander, Air Force Command and Control, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center, Langley AFB, Va.
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 3,000
Aircraft flown: A-7D, A-10/OA-10 Thunderbolt II, F-111A/D/F and F-117A Nighthawk
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Combat Readiness Medal with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with two bronze stars
Southwest Asia Service Medal with two bronze stars
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait)
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 23, 1972
First Lieutenant May 23, 1974
Captain May 23, 1976
Major Feb. 1, 1984
Lieutenant Colonel Oct. 1, 1988
Colonel Jan. 1, 1993
Brigadier General July 1, 1998
Major General Jan. 1, 2002
(Current as of June 2006)