David Crenshaw
Nationality USA American
Career information
Occupation Pilot
Rank Major Major (2014)
Cpt Captain (2015-2021)
145px-US-O5 insignia.svg Lieutenant Colonel (October 2021)
Colonel Colonel
Aircraft F-16 Fighting Falcon
F-22 Raptor
(Various player's preference)
Affiliations HAWX H.A.W.X. squadron
ARTEMIS logo Artemis Global Security
USAF United States Air Force
"Solid performance on your first mission Crenshaw, that will go a long way to establishing our reputation as a top military contractor. I'm confirming your promotion to squadron leader. Congratulations Crenshaw."
— Colonel Bruce to Crenshaw after Operation: Adder

David A. Crenshaw is a U.S. Air Force pilot working for an elite squadron named H.A.W.X. (High Altitude Warfare Xperimental squadron).


Deactivation of the H.A.W.X. squadronEdit

Crenshaw And Teammates on flyby

Crenshaw and his wingmen in operation

David A. Crenshaw was born in July 13th, 1970 and at some time, joined the United States Air Force. He graduated with honors from the Air Force Academy in 1999 and subsequently flew in Afghanistan and Iraq. He earned a Bronze Star in 2005 for his role in Operation Red Arrow. He was transferred from the 16th Fighter Squadron under the command of General Andrew McAllister to H.A.W.X. in 2006.

In 2014, David A. Crenshaw was a member of the elite High Altitude Warfare Xperimental squadron. That year, he flew with his wingmen Talon and Casper near the US-Mexican border during the Mexican rebellion before General Joshua Keating ordered them to provide cover for Scott Mitchell's Ghost Recon team. They successfully defended the team and extracted by Black Hawk 5.

The U.S. Air Force then deactivated the H.A.W.X. squadron, and four months later, Crenshaw joined Artemis Global Security, a private military corporation. He and his wingmen flew operations for the mercenary squadron under the name Reaper Flight. Their Flight Operations supervisor was Colonel Bruce. In 2015, they defended a Middle Eastern oil refinery. Later, they flew a mission for the United Nations to decimate the People of God's Army in Central Africa. They also escorted a Artemis Tu-22M Backfire bomber (Call-sign: Drake) to destroy the terrorist training camps in Afghanistan.

Invitation to Artemis Global SecurityEdit

"Crenshaw, you and your men must protect the AWACS plane from air and ground threats until the bomb is found. According to the warhead's specs we've only got a few minutes until the timer runs out. We don't have a single second to spare, Captain, good luck and godspeed."
— General Keating to Crenshaw during Operation: TwilightCrenshaw and his wingmen continued to fly for Artemis for several years. In January 2021, they were certified to fly using the OFF technology.

In February 2021, they were assigned to defend Brazil from Las Trinidad. They defended Rio de Janeiro from Las Trinidad forces, then the U.S. took over combat operations. During a mission to Sierra Five, their ERS was subverted but they continued to defend a Ghost Recon team despite orders to withdraw.

At the time of a naval assault, Artemis took a contract with Las Trinidad and ordered the US Navy to withdraw. Crenshaw and his wingmen then defected back to the U.S. and sunk the Myrmidon, Artemis' powerful flagship and a state-of-the-art warship.

Reactivation of the H.A.W.X. squadronEdit

"He’s dead and I’m not, which pretty much says it all, I think."
— Crenshaw on his friend SlatenCrenshaw was assigned to led a reprisal strike against Artemis Operations Center in the Caribbean Sea. When they arrived, they found the base was empty; Artemis preemptively attacked the United States.

H.A.W.X. squadron flew off the USS James Lawrence to defend Washington, DC and escorted Air Force One. Searching for the source of Artemis' nationwide jamming system, Crenshaw and his wingmen attacked Chicago. They then retook Norfolk Naval Base, and discovered that Artemis had took at least twelve nuclear warheads shortly before the U.S. Navy was able to retake the base.

In order to restore the Space, Land, Air Missile Shield, Crenshaw flew to the Appalachian Mountains to disable the Command Uplink Node's powerful air defense system. Then, the H.A.W.X. squadron defended the shuttle launch of the new satellites.

With the Artemis' nuclear threat looming, H.A.W.X. squadron, along with the U.S. Air Force and Ranger battalion, spearheaded an assault to recover the stolen warheads at a decommissioned US Army base in Nevada Desert.

Finally, they secured the base, but realized that Artemis had smuggled out one of the nuclear warheads. Crenshaw and his wingmen then attacked Artemis' position in Los Angeles and destroy the warhead before it exploded.

Shortly afterward, he took out Artemis' leadership at their hidden base in a black operation.

At one point prior to October 2021, the HAWX squadron was deployed to Mexico to defend its oil rigs from the last of the PMCs. Crenshaw shot down his oldest friend Jerry Slaten in the line of duty, and later visited his grave. His rank at the time was Lieutenant Colonel.

Near futureEdit

"Striker Three-Three, you did it. You pulled the world back from the brink. I'd recommend you for every medal in the books, but I don't think they'd be enough."
— Crenshaw to Hunter after killing Morgunov
Wounded Crenshaw

Crenshaw overseeing the squadron's operations in the near future.

In the near future, he was present at a meeting with the Air Force Chief of Staff, where he put Colonel Alexander Bowman in charge of the H.A.W.X. project while he and the other part of the squadron was deployed to the Middle East.

Colonel Crenshaw and the squadron were stationed at Prince Faisal Airbase. One day, he took off in an F-16 to patrol any insurgent activity. He was forced to destroy an insurgent convoy after a shooter fired an RPG at Copperhead One. And while on the way back, the base was hit by cruise missiles and captured by insurgents.

He was rescued by the remaining members of H.A.W.X. squadron and a Ghost Recon team before his execution. Although he was unable to fly, he was appointed to lead the squadron following the death of the CO, Colonel Avery. He then coordinated the squadron from on-board the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt as they unwrapped the plot surrounding the insurgents. After Major Alex Hunter killed rogue Russian General Vasily Morgunov, he congratulated him.


  • If the player fails to shoot the nuclear warhead in Los Angeles, it explodes, killing everyone.



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