Decorated Major General Anthony Potts Identified As Victim In Havre De Grace Plane Crash


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HARVE DE GRACE - The Harford County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim of Tuesday's tragic plane crash in Havre de Grace.

Major General Anthony W. Potts, a 59-year-old from Aberdeen, was pronounced dead at the crash scene.

The Sheriff's Office confirmed the news on Wednesday, adding that Potts had just retired from his position as a Program Executive Officer for Command, Control, and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T) at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

Before taking the helm of PEO C3T, he served as the Program Executive Officer Soldier (PEO Soldier) from January 2018. In this role, he spearheaded the development, integration, and delivery of body armor, helmets, sensors, and weapon systems. According to the U.S. Army, his leadership was instrumental in ensuring rapid force delivery, providing U.S. soldiers with a lethal advantage over present and future threats.

Beyond his administrative prowess, Potts was a rated AH-64 Apache Instructor Pilot who flew a combat tour during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. His service didn't stop there, as he made numerous deployments to the Balkans, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Potts held multiple high-ranking positions throughout his career, including Deputy Director for Acquisition and System Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (OASA(ALT)). Additionally, he served as the Director of Resource Integration for the same department.

This tragic loss will undoubtedly be felt by his colleagues and the broader defense community.

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