Rose Croshier is a non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development and an international relations specialist within the Office of Space Commerce (OSC), US Department of Commerce, in Washington, DC. In her work with CGD, Rose focuses on enabling low- and middle-income countries’ adoption of space-based technology. Before joining CGD and the OSC, Croshier was an accomplished program and operations manager with the US 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 development, serving as a staff officer in the US Task Force in Djibouti, as a “blue helmet” in the UN mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), as the Chief of US Security Cooperation for Ghana, Togo and Benin, and as the US Liaison to the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Ghana. 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 US 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.
The opinions expressed in Croshier’s CGD publications and engagements are her own and do not reflect the view of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the US Department of Commerce, or the United States government.
Croshier received a Master’s in Diplomacy and International Commerce from Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont.