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Monday, May 12, 2014

Crosby's Next Stop: Columbia Helicopters Board of Directors

Former U.S. Army Aviation program executive officer to advise Portland, Ore.-based manufacturer of the commercial models of the CH-46 Sea Knight and the CH-47 Chinook.

By Andrew Parker

Columbia Helicopters has added a known quantity to its board of directors – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William T. "Tim" Crosby (Retired). Crosby retired after serving almost 35 years in the U.S. Army, most recently as program executive officer (PEO) for U.S. Army Aviation. His service included a number of operational and acquisition roles, including program manager for the Army’s Cargo Helicopter (CH-47) program. He was involved in the acquisitions process for a variety of helicopters, fixed-wing aviation and unmanned aerial vehicles.


Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology, with Crosby during his retirement ceremony in late January 2014. Photo by Denise DeMonia, PEO Army Aviation, Armed Scout Helicopter Project Office


Crosby graduated from The Citadel in 1979 and entered the Army as a Field Artillery Officer, serving in a variety of positions with the 24th Infantry Division. He next entered flight school at Fort Rucker, Alabama, and earned his aviator wings in May 1982.

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