Founder & CEO
Mr. Crosby is the founder and CEO of Veterans Prostate Cancer Awareness. The 501(c)3 non-profit organization was formed in 2016 when Crosby recognized a need to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer incidence among Veterans and improve education and assistance to those diagnosed with the disease. Crosby is also the CEO of Green Life Can Corp, a Canadian Holding company, and President of Green Life US a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned small business. Green Life is focused on the introduction of innovative 100% biodegradable plant-based chemicals that provide better performance and safer solutions than existing hazardous industrial chemical products. The major markets for these chemicals are the oil & gas industry and the US Federal market including the Department of Defense.
Crosby served on active duty in the United States Navy from May 1983 to September 1997. During his active service, he was assigned to VF-101, VF-41, VX-4, and VF-142. He then transitioned to the US Navy Reserves and was assigned to VF-301 in San Diego until 2000 when he was selected as Commanding Officer of Mobile Operations Command Center Western Pacific, based at Pt. Mugu, CA.
In 2002, as a result of the events of 9/11, CDR Crosby was recalled to active duty in the Naval Reserves and assigned to U.S. Central Command where he served as the Chief of Counter Proliferation and directed operations in support of “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” Because of his efforts, CDR Crosby was awarded the “Joint Force Commendation” medal for organizing and leading a multi-national team in conducting counter-proliferation operations in the Horn of Africa region.
Upon his departure from active duty in 2004, Crosby formed Aria International Holding Inc. and immediately deployed back to Iraq in support of the US Marine Corps. Aria formed a group of international experts providing specialized engineering and surveillance infrastructure solutions. During operations in Iraq, Crosby led Aria’s further expansion through similar offerings to clients such as the United Arab Emirates Air Force, Kuwait Ministry of Interior, and the Royal Thai Army. Aria was responsible for designing and managing the construction of defensive security structures around air bases and along many sections of borders for clients such as the Royal Thai Army, Indian Ministry of Interior, Kuwait Ministry of Interior and Special Security, and the United Arab Emirates Air Force.
Crosby holds a Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science. He is a graduate of the Allied Air Forces Central Europe “Tactical Leadership Program” in Jever, Germany, as well as the US Navy Fighter Weapons School “TOPGUN” in San Diego, California. Crosby has logged over 2700 hours in multiple tactical jet aircraft, including the F-14, F/A-18, B1B, Mirage 2000, Tornado GR1, Harrier, and the F-16N.