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Director, Cadet Programs

  Lieutenant Colonel

  R. Douglas Crockett





2020 National Staff College

2014 Region Staff College



2020- Present Director of Cadet Programs

2016-18 Squadron Commander

2015- Present Chief TAC Officer, National Blue Beret

2013- Encampment Commander, KSWG

2012-16 Deputy Commander for Cadets

2012- Encampment Executive Officer


Major Awards and Decorations

2020 Gill Robb Wilson Award (Level 5)

Air Force Organizational Excellence Award

Meritorious Service Award

Commander’s Commendation (4)

Achievement Award


Effective Date of Promotion

Lt Colonel, 29 September 2020

Major, 19 September 2015

Captain, 1 September 2012

1st Lieutenant, 10 March 2011

2nd Lieutenant, 4 March 2010

Senior Member, 3 September 2009



Retired Fire Captain, Merriam/Overland Park, Kansas



Bachelor of Science, Organizational Management and Leadership, Friends University- Wichita, KS

Associates of Applied Science, Fire Science, Kansas City Kansas Community College

Executive Fire Officer Program, National Fire Academy, Emmitsburg, MD

Member of the Kansas City Regional Incident Management Response Team (Type III FEMA)



Merriam and Overland Park, Kansas Fire Department, 1985-2018

Captain (following merger with OPFD) 2014-2018

Assistant Fire Chief/EMT 09-13

Interim Fire Chief/EMT, '07-09

Assistant Fire Chief/EMT, '05-'07

Division Chief, Operations and Training/EMT, '01-'05

Captain/EMT, '97-'01

Lieutenant/EMT, '93-'97

Firefighter/EMT, '85-'93


(Current as of 26 August 2021)

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