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Andrew ‘Buster’ Crabb


Andrew ‘Buster’ Crabb (Colonel (ret), US Marine Corps) retired from active duty in 2015 after serving for over 25 years in a variety of operational and training assignments.  A career infantry officer, Mr. Crabb was a plank holder in the establishment of US Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command (MARSOC).  As a Colonel, Mr. Crabb served as the J-5 Director for Plans and Future Operations, US Central Command – Forward, Jordan (CF-J) (2013-2014); he also served as the G-3 Operations Officer for US Marine Corps Forces, Central Command (MARCENT) (2014-2015).  Mr. Crabb is currently an Instructor at the Joint Special Operations Planning Course where he teaches operational planning and problem solving.


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