Maj. Gen. Clinton Crosier addressed the student body during this morning’s chapel devotion and during a special Veterans Day program following the devotion.
“I am honored to speak to you today on such an important occasion, as we honor those who have served our military,” Crosier said. “We’re here today to honor our service members and to remember the sacrifices that they have made and the courage it takes to stand for freedom.”
As a veteran, Crosier is the director of plans and policy for U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. He attended Iowa State University on an Air Force ROTC scholarship and was commissioned and entered the Air Force in 1988, after receiving a degree in aerospace engineering. He is directly responsible to the USSTRATCOM Commander for the development and implementation of national security policy and guidance; military strategy and guidance; space and weapons employment concepts and policy; and joint doctrine as they apply to the command and the execution of its mission. He is also responsible for the development of the nation’s strategic war plan, strategic support plans for theater combatant commanders and contingency planning for the global strike mission. He is among the highest command of U.S. military who are responsible for national security.
“We who serve in uniform today are humbled by your honor, but we are also honored by the service of those who came before us,” Crosier said.
As a brother in Christ, Crosier serves as an elder at the La Vista Church of Christ in Omaha, Nebraska. He has served the Lord faithfully throughout his military career whether stationed in the U.S. or abroad. Crosier and his wife, Shelle, have three children and six grandchildren. All three of their children, Clinton Crosier (’05), Stephanie (Crosier) Barnhart (’06) and Kellie (Crosier) Davis (’10), are Florida College alumni.
Florida College thanks Maj. Gen. Clinton Crosier for speaking at the Veterans Day assembly and for his dedicated service to the U.S. military.