MG(R) Tim Crosby retired after an almost 35-year career culminating in his last assignment as the Program Executive Officer for Aviation. He entered the Army as a Field Artillery Officer after graduating from The Citadel in 1979 and was assigned to the 24th Infantry Division serving as Fire Support Team Chief, Battalion Fire Direction Officer, Special Weapons Officer, and Battery Executive Officer.
Following this assignment, MG(R) Crosby entered flight school at Fort Rucker, AL where he was awarded his aviator wings in May of 1982. Upon completion of flight school, MG(R) Crosby attended the CH-47 Transition and was assigned to the 205th Aviation Company in Mainz Finthen, West Germany where he served in successive positions as Flight Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, and Operations Officer. MG(R) Crosby then returned to Fort Rucker to attend the Aviation Officer Advanced Course, was awarded a Research and Development Functional Area, and was assigned to the U.S. Army Aviation Development Test Activity in January of 1986 conducting developmental flight testing on CH-47, UH-60, and fixed-wing aircraft.
In February of 1990, MG(R) Crosby returned to Europe to command 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 followed by an assignment as a battalion executive officer. Following Staff College, MG(R) Crosby was assigned to PMO Comanche in 1993, where he held the positions of Logistics Management Officer, Assistant Program Manager (APM) for Training and Simulation, APM for MANPRINT, and APM for Test and Evaluation.
MG(R) Crosby left Comanche in June of 1996 to serve as a Weapons System Program Evaluator in the J8 Directorate of the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. After a two-year tom on the Joint Staff, he was assigned to serve as the first Product Manager for the Improved Cargo Helicopter Program, now known as the CH-47F. MG(R) Crosby attended the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base and earned a Master’s Degree in International and Strategic Studies. While at War College, he was selected for promotion to Colonel and was selected to be the Project Manager for the Army’s Cargo Helicopter Program.
MG(R) Crosby completed his tour of duty as the Anny’s Cargo Helicopter Project Manager and conducted a change of charter on 24 August 2006. He was immediately reassigned as the interim Project Manager for the newly formed Armed Scout Helicopter Program Office on 25 August 2006 and remained in that position until the command slated Aimed Scout Helicopter Project Manager arrived on 17 October 2006. He then served as the PM Reset charged with integrating the effort to Preset and Reset the aircraft going to and returning from combat deployment. In May 2007, MG(R) Crosby became the Deputy Program Executive Officer, Aviation.
MG(R) Crosby assumed duties as the Program Executive Officer, Aviation on 12 December 2008 and retired in 2014 after over 5 years in that position. He was promoted to the rank of major general in February 2011 and officially retired in March 2014.
Since retirement he has started his own company, Crosby Aerospace, LLC. He has joined three companies as a Board Director and is serving as a strategic advisor to a few others.
MG(R) Crosby is married to the former Janice Mcintosh from Sumter, South Carolina. They have three children: Rebecca, Sara and Will.