Aaron Crombie

Major Aaron P. Crombie

Assistant Professor Class Advisor

Education and Certifications

Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), 2017
Ph.D., Food and Nutrition, Florida State University, 2009
M.S., Human Nutrition, Louisiana State University, 2001
B.S., Dietetics, Louisiana State University, 1998


Dr. Crombie has served in a variety of clinical dietetics and foodservice management related positions to include duty stations at Brook Army Medical Center and as Chief, Nutritional Medicine at Fort Polk, LA. Dr. Crombie served in research capacity while assigned to USARIEM at Fort Bragg, NC, and Natick, MA, supervising research protocols related to field and garrison Soldier feeding. During deployment in support of OIF, Dr. Crombie worked primarily in the area of nutrition support for detainee operations throughout the Iraqi theater.

Academic Interests and Research

Dr. Crombie is the instructor for Vitamin and Mineral Metabolism and Research Methods I and II. Research interests include energy expenditure, nutritional ketosis, and eating patterns in the military and sport to achieve energy balance and optimize performance.

"The object of war is to obtain a better peace. If you concentrate exclusively on victory, with no thought for the after-effect it is almost certain that peace will be a bad one, containing the germs of another war". -B. H. Liddell Hart


Margolis LM, Crombie AP, McClung HL, McGraw SM, Rood JC, Montain SJ, Young AJ. Energy requirements of US Special Operations Forces During Military Training. Nutrients 2014 May; 6(5):1945-55.

Crombie AP, Funderburk LK, Smith TJ, Champagne CM, Allen HR, McGraw SM, Walker LM, Margolis LM, McClung HL, Young AY. Effects of modified food service practices in military dining facilities on ad libitum nutritional intake of US Army Soldiers. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2013 Jul;113(7):920-7.

Crombie AP, Liu PY, Ormsbee MJ, Ilich JZ. Weight and Body Composition Change During the College Freshman Year in Male General-Population Students and Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Cadets. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2012 Jul 4.

Smith TJ, Crombie AP, Sanders LF, Sigrist LD, Bathalon GP, McGraw S, Young AJ. Efficacy of orlistat 60 mg on weight loss and body fat mass in US Army soldiers. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 Apr;112(4):533-40.

Crombie AP, Ilich JZ, Dutton GR, Panton LB, Abood DA. The freshman weight gain phenomenon revisited. Nutr Rev. 2009;67:83-94.