Director of Government Affairs and the Crisis Action Team (CAT) lead for The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina
Colonel Cardon Crawford is the Director of Government Affairs and the Crisis Action Team (CAT) lead for The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. As the CAT team lead he successfully managed the president and senior staff through four national level crises that held the potential to negatively affect the reputation and brand of the college. In addition he is the co-founder of Crisis Action Training and Intervention (CAT/i) LLC. CAT/i specializes in preparing institutions to make key strategic and operational decisions during an emergent crisis.
Prior to assuming his current duties at The Citadel, he spent 24 years on active duty with the United States Army. Colonel Crawford deployed to both Desert Shield / Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom where he served as the Combined and Joint Director of Operations for the Afghanistan Theater of Operations.
Colonel Crawford is a graduate of the Army’s Command and General Staff College and holds a master’s degree in Administration from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the National War College.