Title: Lieutenant Colonel, Vice President
Company: United States Army, Morehouse College
Location: Conyers, Georgia, United States
Dr. Raymon E. Crawford, Lieutenant Colonel at United States Army, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Military for dedication, achievements, and leadership in military command.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Science from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina and participating in the school’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program in 1961, Dr. Crawford enlisted in the United States Army in 1962 and served his country for 22 years, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel and retiring from service in 1983. Dr. Crawford served in Vietnam as an Infantry Rifle Company Commander and earned several military honors including a Bronze Star, Air Medal and Purple Heart.
During and after his military service, Dr. Crawford continued his education, obtaining a Master of Science from the Hampton Institute, now Hampton University, in Virginia in 1973, a Master of Science from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant in 1978 and a Doctor of Education from Clark Atlanta University in Georgia in 1986. He provided excellent service as Vice President of Student Affairs with Morehouse College in Atlanta from 1983 to 1995, assisting in overseeing the school’s counseling center, department of athletics, department of housing and department of music. He is a lifetime member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and a member of 100 Black Men of America, National Association of Personnel Workers (NAPW), and Rotary Club. His memoir, “How I Got Out of the Cotton Fields: Lessons on Life, Love, and Survival” was published in 2013. Now retired, his intention for the coming years is to “live a good life, do what is the best for the Lord, and be a good neighbor, a friend, a leader, and a confidant for those that I can serve.”
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