Colonel (R) Ted A. Crozier
Former Chief of Staff for the 101st Airborne Division “Air Assault”
Colonel Ted A. Crozier was born in Meriden, Connecticut. He graduated from Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1946 as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry. His academic education includes a Bachelor of Science in History, Austin Peay State University, and attendance at The Citadel Military College. Colonel Crozier’s military education includes completion of United States Army Command and General Staff College, Armed Forces Staff College and United States Army War College.
Prior to assuming duties as Chief of Staff, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Colonel Crozier’s key assignments were Commander, 101st Aviation Battalion, Fort Campbell; Chief of Aviation Plans, Office, Chief of Operations, Headquarters USAREUR; Commander, 39th Infantry Battalion (Mech), 8th Infantry (Mech) Division, USAREUR; Army Representative, Office, Assistant Chief of Staff, Force Development on Joint Study Intra Theatre Transportation Requirements, Washington, DC; Commander 101st Aviation Group and Aviation Officer, 101st Airborne Division, Vietnam; Secretary, United States Army Aviation School, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia; Commander, Support Brigade and Deputy Post Commander, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia; Chief, Plans, Organization and Programs Aviation Director, Office, Assistant Chief of Staff, Force Development, Washington, DC; Director, Army Close Air Support Study, Department of Defense, Washington, DC; and Chief, Aviation Warrant Officer Branch, Officer Personnel Directorate, Washington, DC.
Colonel Crozier’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with one Oak Leaf Cluster; Distinguished Flying Cross with two Oak Leaf Clusters; Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters; Combat Infantry Badge; Master Parachutist Badge; Pathfinder Badge; and Senior Army Aviator Badge.
Colonel Crozier served as the Mayor of Clarksville Tennessee after his retirement. He is also the Chairman on the Board of Directors for the Fort Campbell Historical Foundation. He and his wife, Betty reside in Clarksville, Tennessee.