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 and Development, Peacekeeping, Disaster Management and Military Intelligence.
Croshier has held various positions in the intersection between security, diplomacy and develoment, serving as a staff officer in the U.S. Task Force in Djibouti, as a “blue helmet” 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. Highlights include working with ECOWAS and West African countries to counter Ebola, armed groups and maritime insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea. Concerning space and technology innovation, Croshier held leadership positions at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center and Air Force Materiel Command, where she contributed to the development of new U.S. systems and capabilities. Lastly, Croshier greatly values her early-career, hands-on experience as a space operator at the U.S. 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.