Lt. Gen. Anthony Crutchfield (Retired) Representing Alumni Biography Lt. Gen. Crutchfield is a 1982 alumnus of Marshall, with a degree from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He retired as a lieutenant general from the U.S. Army in 2017 after 34 distinguished years. He led units at nearly every level, including the 10th Mountain Division’s Aviation Brigade and as Commanding General of the Army’s Aviation Branch at Fort Rucker, Alabama. His last assignment before retiring was as Deputy Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, the largest combatant command in the U.S. unified command structure. He is currently the vice president of Army systems at Boeing.