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Col. Ryan A. F. Crowley is the commander, 11th Wing, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. As commander of "The Chief's Own", he is responsible for the United States Air Force Honor Guard, United States Air Force Band and Arlington Chaplaincy missions, which conduct ceremonial honors worldwide. The 11th Wing also provides security, personnel, logistics, contracting, finance, and infrastructure support to approximately 70 mission partner organizations and more than 18,000 military and civilian employees and their families throughout the National Capital Region. Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling encompasses approximately 1,000-acres and supports a range of military and civilian agency mission partners, including the Defense Intelligence Agency, Marine Helicopter Squadron One, the White House Communications Agency, the Joint Air Defense Operations Center, United States Coast Guard Station Washington, and the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard.
Col. Crowley entered the Air Force in 2001 as a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at Virginia Tech. He has served, in a variety of base civil engineer positions, as a group and squadron commander, headquarters staff positions at United States Africa Command and Air Staff, and as an instructor at Air University.
Prior to this assignment, he served as the Senior Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Energy, Installations, and Environment, where he provided strategic leadership and oversight for executive management and administrative services supporting five Senior Executive Service civilians.
2001 Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
2002 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2004 Master of Business Administration, University of Phoenix, Las Vegas, Nev.
2006 Master of Science Degree in Engineering Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2007 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2011 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2014 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2015 Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2020 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.