Colonel Michael C. "Mac" McCurry
Colonel Michael C. McCurry was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Infantry in 1988 and served as a Rifle Platoon Leader in C Company, 1-162d Infantry Regiment under the Simultaneous Membership Program. Upon college graduation, Colonel McCurry became a Regular Army Aviation Officer. He holds a Baccalaureate Degree in Political Science from the University of Idaho, a Masters of Arts in National Strategic Policy from the US Naval War College and a Masters of Science in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.
His previous assignments include: Platoon Leader, Test Pilot, and Company Executive Officer, 2d Battalion, 82d Aviation Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and Operation Desert Storm; Troop Commander, 3d Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, HHC Commander, 2d Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, and Brigade Aviation Officer, 2d Infantry Brigade “Commando” Fort Drum, New York; He served as the Deputy Operations Officer, 19th Battlefield Coordination Detachment, Ramstein, Germany, where he deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom; The next year he assumed duties as the Squadron Executive Officer, 1st Squadron (Hvy), 4th Cavalry Regiment, Schweinfurt, Germany, and East Samarra, Iraq.
Following OIF II, ColonelMcCurry was selected to attend the Maritime Advanced Warfare School (then NOPC) and Naval College of Command and Staff, emerging as a Maritime and Joint Operational Planner. At Fort Wainwright, Alaska, he served as an Air Cavalry Squadron Operations Officer, an Aviation Brigade Operations Officer, a Deputy Brigade Commander (OIF 07-08), Squadron Commander of the last Air Cavalry Squadron to leave Iraq at the completion of Operation New Dawn, and as the Deputy Commander of United States Army Alaska. His most recent assignment, before assuming command of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, was Deputy Director of Army Aviation, HQDA G3/5/7.
Colonel McCurry wears the Combat Action, Master Army Aviator, and Parachutist badges. His awards and decorations include the Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, Legion of Merit (with OLC), the Bronze Star Medal (with 3 OLCs), the Meritorious Service Medal, three Air Medals, the Army Commendation Medal (with 3 OLCs), the Army Achievement Medal (with OLC), National Defense Service Medal (with Star), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal (with star), Iraq Campaign Medal (with 4 Campaign Stars), Global War on Terror Expeditionary and Service Medals, the Army Service Ribbon, six Overseas Service Ribbons, and both Governments of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia-Kuwait Liberation Medals. He is a Silver Member of the Order of Saint George and Bronze Member of the Order of Saint Michael.
Colonel McCurry is married with six children.