Sam Crawford, Sr.


Sam Crawford, Sr. is CEO and Founder of Armed Forces Construction Group, LLC, and a decorated United States Navel veteran. Sam proudly served as a Chief Petty Officer on the U.S.S. North Hampton also known as “The Grey Ghost, the command cruiser for Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. Sam’s military service included high level security clearance to serve in the Cuban blockade. He was part of the training program that was the predecessor to what today is known as the Navy Seals. In 2012 Sam founded Armed Forces Construction Group, a construction firm specializing in connecting the right-skilled veterans with fully insured veteran crews to support a variety of commercial and residential housing projects in 49 cities in 12 states. Previously, he spent nearly 20 years as General Manager for Tri-Start Mobility, a firm that designed, built and delivered specially equipped handicapped vans nationwide to support the disabled. Sam joined Ariba Discovery in September 2014.