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Retired Air Force Gen. Ed Crowell running for mayor of Montgomery

With over 35 years of service under his belt and multiple military awards, Ret. U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Ed Crowell is running for mayor of Montgomery.

Crowell announced his campaign at a press conference on Monday afternoon.

He hopes to replace 10-year incumbent Mayor Todd Strange, who has declared this his final term in office.

Crowell has degrees from six universities, including Alabama State University, Troy University and Auburn University.

He recently served as president and chief executive officer of VT Kinetics, a holding company that manufactures computers, servers, storage, network peripherals and airborne solutions for the military.

The company owns VT Miltope, an Alabama-based production facility where Crowell previously served as chief operating officer.

Crowell retired from the Air Force in March 2009 at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery.

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He is a recipient of the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit and Meritorious Service Medals among other military awards.

He is currently a member of the Troy University Board of Trustees, Montgomery Metro YMCA Board of Directors, the Auburn University Montgomery Advisory Board and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival Board.

In 2018, the YMCA of Greater Montgomery awarded him YMCA Man of the Year.

 

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