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General William W. Crouch ’59

Gen. William W. CrouchGeneral Crouch is a graduate of Army and Navy Academy, Class of 1959, where he served as Battalion Commander. Following the Academy, he earned a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College and an M.A. from Texas Christian University.

General Crouch served 36 years on active duty in the United States Army, retiring with the rank of General. General Crouch’s distinguished military career included assignments as Commander, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment; Commanding General, 5th Infantry Division; Commanding General, Eighth United States Army/Chief of Staff; United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command and United States Forces, Korea; Commander, and Allied Land Forces Central Europe (LANDCENT). He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College.

His personal decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star.

General Crouch completed his active duty career as Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army.

He is currently serving as the Vice-Chairman of Army and Navy Academy’s Board of Trustees; is a Senior Fellow with the National Post Graduate School in Monterey; serves on the Board of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America and the Keck Institute for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College.

He currently resides in Colorado with his wife, Vicki.