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May 01, 2008
National Guard General Officer to Retire after 34 years of service
 
The Oregon Army National Guard will honor Brig. Gen. Cameron A. Crawford at a formal Retirement ceremony Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Anderson Readiness Center, 3225 State Street, NE, Salem, Ore.

Crawford was promoted to Brigadier General in January of 2007 and accepted the Deputy Commanding General's position for Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Brigade Commander for the 41st Infantry Brigade.

He assumed command of the Brigade in January 2006. The Brigade is headquartered in Tigard, Oregon and has approximately 3,500 soldiers assigned.

Crawford is a native Oregonian. He grew up in Forest Grove, graduating from High School in 1974. One month later Crawford entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He graduated June of 1978 with a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and a Regular Army Commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Military Police Corps.

For the next 14 years Crawford served as an active-duty officer in permanent and temporary assignments worldwide, to include six months of service in the first Gulf War. His final active-duty posting was as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at Oregon State University. Crawford is a graduate of the Military Police Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Command and General Staff College and the Army War College.

Crawford immediately joined the Oregon Army National Guard upon departure from active duty in January 1993. He served in a variety of capacities, primarily within the 41st Separate Infantry Brigade. He served as a citizen-soldier while continuing full-time employment in the community. Crawford also worked as a Regional Training Manager for the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training from 1993 through 1997, and was the Training Manager for the Weyerhaeuser Company's Albany Paper Mill from 1997 until 2003.

Crawford and his wife Karen reside in Salem. They have two daughters and one granddaughter.

Media are invited to attend this event.
 
 
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Major Braibish
503-584-3886
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cell 503-932-5805