Allen J. Krowe


Preferred Name: Allen
Nickname/Call Sign: Al (Big Al)
Date Of Birth: June 17, 1932
Highest Military Grade Held: Captain, O3
Hometown: Deltaville, Virginia

Biography

In June of 1954, Allen Krowe was Commissioned as a 2nd Lt, at the University of Maryland (ROTC), and entered active duty in November of 1954. In 1955 he attended training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, and then Primary Flight Training at Stallings Air Base in Kinston NC flying the Piper PA-18 and the Texan T-6.
Krowe later moved to Donaldson Air Force Base in Greenville, MI for advanced training in the T28 and T33.  In January of 1956 “Big Al” continued on to Tyndall AFB in Florida for Intercept Controller School and Perrin AFB in Texas for F86D Intercept Training. He recalls flying T-33 target missions and running intercepts behind the scope.
In 1957 Capt. Krowe transferred to the Cape Charles VA ADC Radar Site (looking East) flying the T33 at Langley and L20 out of Cape Charles. In total Capt. Krowe flew 2000 intercepts behind the scope and as a TBird target.
Allen Krowe was discharged from duty in November of 1957.
But that wasn’t the end of his flying days. Al joined DC Air Guard in May of 1958 and checked out in the F86H (last of the real sports models, he says), and then checked out in the F100C. During the 2nd Berlin Crisis, he was recalled to active duty and again during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
From 1957-1960 Al was employed by Touche Niven Bailey & Smart CPA Firm as an accountant/auditor in their Washington DC office. He passed the CPA exam 3 months after leaving the Air Force
1960 he joined IBM in the Federal Systems Division in finance and planning. He took 13 months off when called to active duty with DC Guard. After returning to IBM in 1963 he was transferred to IBM HQ in Armonk NY on the staff of the CFO.
In November of 1963: while employed by IBM, Al was transferred to the company’s Chappaqua NY location. The nearest Guard Unit was in Westchester, NY flying KC97s, so as Al says he “hung it up and concentrated on $$$”.
In 1969 Krowe was promoted to CFO of IBM Marketing Division and subsequently became an IBM Vice President in 1975. He was then promoted to IBM VP of Business Plans in 1976.
In 1977 became President of IBM Systems Communications Division and in 1983 became IBM CFO.
Allen Joined IBM’s Board of Directors in 1986, became IBM’s Executive VP in 1988 and then retired from IBM to join Texaco Inc as CFO and then Vice Chairman.
Allen Krowe retired from Texaco in 1997.
He has served on the Boards of IBM, Texaco, PPG, Navistar International, UniRoyal, IBS Whitehall
Since his retirement, he has run a Private Equity Investment firm but mostly concentrates on “Family and Fun”.
 

Units Assigned

6/1954 Commissioned 2nd Lt, University of Maryland ROTC
11/1954 Active Duty San Antonio Training
1955 Kinston NC Primary Flight Training (PA18/T6). Greenville, MS, T28, T33
1956 Tyndall AFB, Intercept Controller School, Perrin AFB,, TX, F86D
1957: Transferred to Cape Charles VA ADC Radar Site (looking East).T-33
11/1957 Discharged
5/1958 Joined DC Air Guard, F86H, F100C.
11/1963 Active Duty recalls- 2nd Berlin Crisis, Cuban Missile Crisis

Flight Info

PA-18
T-6
T-28
T-33
F-86 D/H
F-100 C

Military Education

  • 56-I, Radar Intercept Controller

Civilian Education

  • BS University of Maryland,
  • PHD Univ of Md.
Biography

Biography

In June of 1954, Allen Krowe was Commissioned as a 2nd Lt, at the University of Maryland (ROTC), and entered active duty in November of 1954. In 1955 he attended training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, and then Primary Flight Training at Stallings Air Base in Kinston NC flying the Piper PA-18 and the Texan T-6.
Krowe later moved to Donaldson Air Force Base in Greenville, MI for advanced training in the T28 and T33.  In January of 1956 “Big Al” continued on to Tyndall AFB in Florida for Intercept Controller School and Perrin AFB in Texas for F86D Intercept Training. He recalls flying T-33 target missions and running intercepts behind the scope.
In 1957 Capt. Krowe transferred to the Cape Charles VA ADC Radar Site (looking East) flying the T33 at Langley and L20 out of Cape Charles. In total Capt. Krowe flew 2000 intercepts behind the scope and as a TBird target.
Allen Krowe was discharged from duty in November of 1957.
But that wasn’t the end of his flying days. Al joined DC Air Guard in May of 1958 and checked out in the F86H (last of the real sports models, he says), and then checked out in the F100C. During the 2nd Berlin Crisis, he was recalled to active duty and again during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
From 1957-1960 Al was employed by Touche Niven Bailey & Smart CPA Firm as an accountant/auditor in their Washington DC office. He passed the CPA exam 3 months after leaving the Air Force
1960 he joined IBM in the Federal Systems Division in finance and planning. He took 13 months off when called to active duty with DC Guard. After returning to IBM in 1963 he was transferred to IBM HQ in Armonk NY on the staff of the CFO.
In November of 1963: while employed by IBM, Al was transferred to the company’s Chappaqua NY location. The nearest Guard Unit was in Westchester, NY flying KC97s, so as Al says he “hung it up and concentrated on $$$”.
In 1969 Krowe was promoted to CFO of IBM Marketing Division and subsequently became an IBM Vice President in 1975. He was then promoted to IBM VP of Business Plans in 1976.
In 1977 became President of IBM Systems Communications Division and in 1983 became IBM CFO.
Allen Joined IBM’s Board of Directors in 1986, became IBM’s Executive VP in 1988 and then retired from IBM to join Texaco Inc as CFO and then Vice Chairman.
Allen Krowe retired from Texaco in 1997.
He has served on the Boards of IBM, Texaco, PPG, Navistar International, UniRoyal, IBS Whitehall
Since his retirement, he has run a Private Equity Investment firm but mostly concentrates on “Family and Fun”.
 
Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

6/1954 Commissioned 2nd Lt, University of Maryland ROTC
11/1954 Active Duty San Antonio Training
1955 Kinston NC Primary Flight Training (PA18/T6). Greenville, MS, T28, T33
1956 Tyndall AFB, Intercept Controller School, Perrin AFB,, TX, F86D
1957: Transferred to Cape Charles VA ADC Radar Site (looking East).T-33
11/1957 Discharged
5/1958 Joined DC Air Guard, F86H, F100C.
11/1963 Active Duty recalls- 2nd Berlin Crisis, Cuban Missile Crisis

Flight Info

PA-18
T-6
T-28
T-33
F-86 D/H
F-100 C

Military Education

  • 56-I, Radar Intercept Controller

Civilian Education

  • BS University of Maryland,
  • PHD Univ of Md.
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