Colonel Alex Crowther

The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce that Colonel Glenn “Alex” Crowther will deliver the Third Annual Josiah Bunting III Veterans Day lecture.  The lecture, entitled “Service,” will take place on Wednesday, November, 11 at 7 pm at the Kennedy Auditorium, Room GO27, Taylor Science Building, Hamilton College.

Colonel Crowther spent 30 years on active duty with the U.S. Army.  He served overseas eight times in Latin America, Korea, Iraq, and Belgium. He is Airborne, Air Assault, Pathfinder and Ranger qualified and has the Expert Infantryman’s Badge. He has a wide variety of Army and Joint Awards including the Defense Superior Service Medal and the Bronze Star. He has also been awarded the State Department Meritorious Honor Award and the Canadian Land Force Achievement Award. He served six Joint tours. His work at the strategic level includes tours at the Army Staff, the Joint Staff J5 (Strategic Plans & Policies), and as a Research Professor at Strategic Studies Institute (the U.S. Army’s think tank). He was personally selected to be a Counterterrorism Advisor for the US Ambassador to Iraq, a Political Advisor for the Multinational Corps-Iraq (MNC-I) Commander and a Special Assistant for the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. He was also a Senior Analyst at Wikistrat, the world’s first massive multiplayer online consultancy.

He is currently a Cyber Policy Specialist at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP) in the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at the National Defense University in Washington, DC. He is also an adjunct Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation and an adjunct Research Professor of National Security Studies at the Strategic Studies Institute.  Colonel Crowther has a BA in International Relations from Tufts University, an MS in International Relations from Troy State University, and a Ph.D. in International Development from Tulane University.

The lecture honors General Josiah Bunting III, a member of the AHI’s Board of Directors.   General Bunting was graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1963. He subsequently studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and at Columbia University as a John Burgess Fellow. During active duty with the United States Army, he served as an infantry officer in Vietnam with the Ninth Infantry Division. During his military career, General Bunting received the Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Honor Medal–2nd class, Presidential Unit Citation, Parachute Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, and Ranger Tab. Subsequently, he taught history at West Point and at the Naval War College. His administrative experience in higher education includes: President, Briarcliff College (1973-1977); President, Hampden-Sydney College (1977-1987); and Superintendent, VMI (1995-2003). General Bunting has published four novels, including The Lionheads (G. Braziller, 1972), a best-seller that was selected by Time Magazine as one of “The Ten Best Novels” of 1973. More recently, he has completed several works of non-fiction An Education for Our Time (Regnery 1998) and a biography Ulysses S. Grant (Times Book, 2004). He is chairman of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s National Civic Literacy Board, president of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation and an AHI board member. He also served on the National Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities.