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Rose Croshier

Policy Fellow


Rose Croshier is a policy fellow at the Center for Global Development, where her work focuses on enabling low and middle-income countries’ adoption of space-based technology. Before joining CGD, Croshier was an accomplished program and operations manager with the U.S. Air Force, specializing in areas such as Space Operations, Security Cooperation, Peacekeeping, Disaster Management and Military Intelligence.  

Croshier spent about four years living and working in Africa, where she served as a staff officer in the U.S. Task Force in Djibouti and in the UN mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), as the Chief of U.S. Security Cooperation for Ghana, Togo and Benin, and as the U.S. Liaison to the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre. Concerning space and technology innovation, Croshier held leadership positions at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center and Air Force Materiel Command, where she greatly contributed to the development of new military systems and capabilities. Lastly, Croshier spent three years as the Chief of Analysis at the Combined Space Operations Center in California, tracking the ever-growing global constellation of man-made satellites and space debris. 

Croshier received a Masters in Diplomacy and International Commerce from Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont. Most recently, Croshier published an article in the Small Wars Journal titled, “Implementing Security Cooperation Reforms: Challenges and Practical Approaches for USAFRICOM.” 

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