Croxton selected as Florida Air National Guard chief of staff

Col. Christopher S. Croxton

Col. Christopher S. Croxton

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Col. Christopher S. Croxton has been selected as Chief of Staff of the Florida Air National Guard, according to an announcement made by Maj. Gen. Michael A. Calhoun, the Adjutant General of Florida, May 12, 2017. Croxton is currently the Director of Strategic Initiatives-Air for the Virginia National Guard where he is the principal advisor to the Adjutant General of Virginia for strategic Air Guard matters.

In his previous assignment, Croxton served as Advisor to the Air Combat Command Inspector General, Headquarters Air Combat Command and an Inspector General Team Chief responsible for leading Unit Effectiveness Inspections of 66 Regular Air Force and Air National Guard wings.

“Colonel Croxton has the skills and reputation we looked for in our Air Chief of Staff” said Calhoun. “Bringing Christopher to Florida, as Chief of Staff, brings a wealth of experience in multiple roles and commands to the Florida National Guard.”

Croxton will succeed Bri. Gen. Simpler who is now serving as the Commander of the Florida Air Guard.

Croxton enlisted in the Virginia Air National Guard in 1986 and was commissioned in 1992 through Officer Training School at the Academy of Military Science. He is a command pilot with more than 3,000 total flying hours in the F-16 and F-22, and his combat flying experience includes Operations PROVIDE COMFORT, NORTHERN WATCH, IRAQI FREEDOM, NOBLE EAGLE and USPACOM Theater Support. He has commanded at the group and squadron levels in the Virginia and Ohio National Guard, and served staff assignments at Air Combat Command and the National Guard Bureau.

In his civilian career, Croxton is a commercial pilot with United Airlines and a small business owner.