A 1983 graduate of Rose Hulman Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering, Mr. Crowe received a Masters of Public Affairs from Indiana University in May of 2000. He began his Navy career at Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane) in 1983. Mr. Crowe began his career as a system engineer for Submarine Combat Systems programs. In 1987, he became the project manager for the AN/BSY-2 Submarine Combat System. He later served as the project manager for the AN/BSY-1 Submarine Combat System. In 1993, he became the project manager for the Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) program, eventually serving as the PMS-465 program office Configuration Manager and a member of the PEO (IWS) Configuration Management steering group. In 2000, he became the NSWC Crane USMC Command and Control Project Manager. In 2001 he became the USMC Command and Control Branch Manager. In 2002, he became the NSWC Crane USMC Air Defense Project Manager. The most significant achievement during this was the improvement of expeditionary command and control structure within the USMC Marine Air structure. From May 2005 to December 2005, he served as the acting Director of the NSWC Crane Expeditionary Warfare Systems Division. In December 2005, he became the Undersea Systems Division manager. As part of both division manager positions he was responsible for design, development, systems engineering, and logistics functions over the entire lifecycle.
In December 2006, he became the Deputy Department Director of the Mission Support Services Department. In this role, Mr. Crowe participated in Warfare Center teams for the National Value Stream and Business Process Improvement Initiatives. In July 2009, he became the Deputy Department Director of the Joint Special Operations Response Department. In this role Mr. Crowe focused on department execution and collaboration with other Line Departments on standardized and effective execution processes. In July 2012, he became the Technical Project Management Division Manager, and in October 2016 he became the Lead Customer Advocate, with the NSWC Crane Customer Advocates staffed to him – focused on high level customer management, customer satisfaction, and customer strategies in alignment with NSWC Crane strategic initiatives. In March 2019, he became the Maritime Electronic Warfare Systems Division Manager. He was responsible for design, development, systems engineering, and logistics functions over the entire lifecycle of Maritime EW systems. In March 2022, he joined NSTXL as the Director of the Strategic and Spectrum Missions Advanced Resilient Trusted Systems (S2MARTS) Other Transactional Authority (OTA).