MG Timothy Crosby, USA, 1979
Beginning his career as a Field Artillery Officer w/24th Infantry Division he entered army aviation training and received his aviator wings in May 1982. Since then he has commanded at every level, culminating in leading and managing every Army Aviation Platform through their entire life-cycle. Following several assignments in various locations in 1990 he took command of the VIIth Corps CH-47 unit and deployed his unit to Southwest Asia to participate in Operations Desert Shield and Storm. He commanded the unit for just under two years. He completed a remarkable US Army career when he assumed duties as the Program Executive Officer, Aviation on 12 December 2008 and held that critically important position until retirement in January 2014. A "soldier's soldier", he served this nation with great distinction and expertise.