Crosbie E. Saint

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Crosbie E. Saint
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General Crosbie Saint
Birth name Crosbie Edgerton Saint
Born (1936-09-29)September 29, 1936
West Point, New York, U.S.
Died May 7, 2018(2018-05-07) (aged 81)
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1958–1992
Rank US-O10 insignia.svg General
Commands held U.S. Army Europe
III Corps
1st Armored Division
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
Battles/wars Vietnam War
Other work Consultant

Crosbie Edgerton Saint (September 29, 1936 – May 7, 2018) was a United States Army four-star general who served as Commander in Chief, U.S. Army Europe/Commander, Central Army Group (CINCUSAREUR/COMCENTAG) from 1988 to 1992.

Military career[edit]

Saint was born at West Point, New York on September 29, 1936. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1958, receiving his commission in Armor.[1] He was the son of a career soldier, Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Saint, who commanded the 14th Engineer Regiment (PS), a combat engineer unit of the Philippine Scouts of the US Army, at Fort William McKinley, the Philippine Islands, in the early 1940s. LTC Saint perished while he was a prisoner of war of the Imperial Japanese Army[2] following the mass surrender of the Fil-American forces on the Bataan peninsula in April 1942.

Saint served two tours in Vietnam, and had five tours with U.S. Army, Europe.[2] In addition to commanding U.S. Army Europe, his commands included the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment; Seventh Army Training Command; 1st Armored Division; and III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas.[1] He retired from the army on September 1, 1992.

His military and civilian education included the Armed Forces Staff College, Army War College, and a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from American University.[1]

Post military[edit]

After retiring from the military, Saint established a consulting firm specializing in foreign relations and national security issues. He also served on the Army Science Board, was Vice President, Europe for Military Professional Resources, and at one time sat on the advisory board for the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs,[1] and the DRS Technologies Board of Directors.[3] He previously served as Chairman, for the Vice President's National Performance Review on Intelligence Support to the Ground Forces.[1] Saint died of congestive heart failure on May 7, 2018 in Bethesda, Maryland at the age of 81.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Saint married and later divorced Virginia Carnahan. He later married Merrilyn Crosgrove.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "JINSA".
  2. ^ a b c Silverman, Ellie (15 May 2018). "Crosbie Saint, four-star Army general, dies at 81" – via
  3. ^ " - is for sale (Engineered Support)".
  4. ^ David A. Bryant, Herald staff writer. "Former III Corps and Fort Hood commander dies at age 81".
  5. ^
Military offices
Preceded by
Glenn K. Otis
Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe
24 June 1988 to 9 July 1992
Succeeded by
David M. Maddox