Columbia Native Lieutenant General Bruce T. Crawford Wins Black Engineer of the Year Award

Lieutenant General Bruce T. Crawford, Chief Information Officer/G6, U.S. Army

Lieutenant General Bruce T. Crawford, the Army Chief Information Officer, will be awarded the Black Engineer of the Year Award this weekend for his outstanding efforts to mentor the next generation of American scientists, technologists, and engineers. The Hon Ryan McCarthy, Secretary of the Army, will present the award on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10 p.m. at the BEYA STEM Conference in Washington, DC.

As the Army CIO, Crawford reports directly to the Secretary of the Army, setting the strategic direction and objectives for the Army network, and supervises all Army C4 (command, control, communications, and computers) and Information Technology (IT) functions. As the G-6, he advises the Chief of Staff of the Army on the network, communications, signal operations, information security, force structure, and equipping. He also oversees the Army’s $10 billion IT investments, manages enterprise IT architecture, establishes and enforces IT policies, and directs delivery of operational C4IT capabilities to support warfighters and business users.

A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Crawford was commissioned through South Carolina State University’s prestigious Reserve Officer Training Corps after graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. He also holds a Master of Science in administration from Central Michigan University, and a Master of Science in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

Crawford becomes only the second active-duty Army officer to win the Black Engineer of the Year Award after retired Lt. Gen. Joe N. Ballard who received the award in 1998.

The BEYA STEM Conference is a three day event which hosts thousands of STEM professionals and students and which will feature Army senior leaders speaking on a variety of professional development panels, command seminars, mentoring sessions and other engagement opportunities from Feb. 13-15 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

The following Army senior leaders will be in attendance as reflected below.

Saturday, 15 February – Gala Event:

• HON Ryan McCarthy, Secretary of the Army (special meeting session with the VMI, USMA & ROTC cadets and present the award to LTG Crawford)

• HON E. Casey Wardynski, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower & Reserve Affairs)

• GEN James C. McConville, Chief of Staff of the Army

• GEN Gustave F. Perna, Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command

• Mr. Marshall Williams, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower & Reserve Affairs)

• LTG Bruce Crawford, CIO / G-6

• LTG Jason Evans, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9

• LTG R. Scott Dingle, The Surgeon General, U.S. Army

• LTG Leslie Smith, The Inspector General, U.S. Army

• LTG Darrell Williams, Director, Defense Logistics Agency

Friday, 14 February – Mentoring Session & Stars & Stripes Awards Ceremony and Dinner

• HON Ryan McCarthy, Secretary of the Army (special meeting session with the VMI, USMA & ROTC cadets and present the award to LTG Crawford)

• HON E. Casey Wardynski, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower & Reserve Affairs)

• GEN Michael Garrett, Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces Command

• GEN John Murray, Commanding General, U.S. Army Futures Command

• GEN Gustave F. Perna, Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command

• Mr. Marshall Williams, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower & Reserve Affairs)

• LTG Bruce Crawford, CIO / G-6

• LTG Jason Evans, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9

• LTG R. Scott Dingle, The Surgeon General, U.S. Army

• LTG Leslie Smith, The Inspector General, U.S. Army

• LTG Darrell Williams, Director, Defense Logistics Agency

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