Maj. Gen. Ronald G. Crowder
Deputy Commanding General for
Army National Guard
U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC)
Maj. Gen. Ronald G. Crowder assumed the position of Deputy Commanding General (National Guard) for U.S. Army, Pacific on April 11, 2004. His career began upon completion of the Reserve Officer's Training Corps Program at the University of Florida where he was commissioned as a second lieutenant of field artillery.
In addition to a Business Degree from the University of Florida, Gen. Crowder also holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Colorado and a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Denver. His military education includes completion of the Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses; Airborne, Ranger and Pathfinder schools; the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; and the US Army War College.
Gen. Crowder has held a variety of command and staff positions, including; Deputy Director of Operations/Deputy J3, US Northern Command, Peterson AFB Colorado; Assistant Adjutant General/ Commanding General, Colorado Army National Guard; Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations/G-3 (Wartime) Eighth US Army, Seoul, Korea; Chief, Military Liaison Team, Vilnius Lithuania; Chief, Military Liaison Team, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Commander, 169th Field Artillery Brigade, Colorado Army National Guard, Aurora, Colorado and Commander 1st Battalion, 157th Field Artillery, Colorado Army National Guard, Longmont, Colorado.
Gen. Crowder has served as a Firing Battery Executive Officer in 2d Battalion, 39th Field Artillery in the 3d Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany; Fire Support Officer, 2d Battalion, 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, Republic of Vietnam; Battery Commander, C Battery, 1st Battalion, 75th Field Artillery, VII Corps Artillery, Bamberg, Germany; Battery Commander, B Battery, 1st Battalion, 157th Field Artillery, Golden, Colorado; S-3, 2d Battalion, 157th Field Artillery, Colorado Springs, Colorado; S-3, 169th Field Artillery Brigade, Aurora, Colorado and Director of Operations/G-3, Colorado Army National Guard, Centennial, Colorado.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Air Medal (with Numeral "2"), Silver Medal of the Slovene Army, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab and Pathfinder Badge.
In his civilian capacity, Maj. Gen. Crowder is an attorney, currently on sabbatical from the private practice of law. Maj. Gen. Crowder retired from military service in 2007.
USARPAC postures and prepares the force for unified land operations, responds to threats, sustains and protects the force, and builds military relationships that develop partner defense capacity in order to contribute to a stable and secure U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility.
Vincent K. Brooks