MG Dennis Crumley
MG Dennis V. Crumley was born in St. Paul, MN on 24 June 1938. MG Crumley received a Regular Army Commission in Armor from East Tennessee State University in 1961.
MG Crumley served 33 years of active commissioned service with various command and staff assignments in the United States and overseas.
His unit assignments included three years with the 1st Battalion, 32nd Armor, serving as platoon leader, company commander, and Adjutant; two tours with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam, serving as a Squadron Intelligence Officer, Regimental Adjutant and Squadron Operations Officer; he next served with troops from June 77 to November 79, first as an Executive Officer, 1st Brigade, 3rd Armored Division, and then for two years as Commander, 2nd Battalion, 33rd Armor, and then as Commander of 1st Brigade, 3rd Armored Division from May 83 to August 85.
MG Crumley’s staff assignments included two tours at Fort Knox, one on the staff of the Armor School and as Secretary of the General Staff from January 73 to February 76 and he also served as a member of two special task forces. MG Crumley also served as Aide-de-Camp to the V Corp Commander, G3 Training Officer, HQ V Corps, and as Special Assistant to Commander, TRADOC. From June 82 to May 83, he served as Chief, Training Support Division, Training Directorate ODCSOPS, HQ, DA and from August 85 to November 86 he served as Chief of Staff, 3rd Infantry Division. From November 86 to October 87, he served as Deputy Director, J3, USCENTCOM, MacDill AF Base.
MG Crumley served as Assistant Division Commander, 2nd Infantry Division, Eighth US Army, Korea, and culminated his Army career as Deputy Commanding General, 2nd US Army, including serving as the All Forces Commander for incident and recovery efforts as a result of the devastating Hurricane Andrew.
MG Crumley was a graduate of the Armor Basic Course, Infantry Officer Career Course, Armed Forces Staff College, and the Army War College. He earned a MA Degree in history at the University of Alabama.
MG Crumley’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with Three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Bronze Star Medal with Three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medals, the Army Commendation Medal with Oakleaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal, the Parachutist Badge, and the Ranger Tab.
MG Crumley married Peggie Houk of Johnson City Tennessee in 1960, and she is currently residing in Kentucky; they have three children, Kim, Karen, and Dennis Junior, LTC., USA-Retired, daughter-in-law, Jennifer, son-in-law, Kevin, five grandchildren, James, Christian, Beau, Grace, and Dennis V., III (Trey), and great-granddaughter, Scarlett.