Colonel Michael C. McCurry
Colonel Michael C. McCurry was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry in 1988 and served as a Rifle Platoon Leader in C Company, 1-162nd Infantry Regiment under the Simultaneous Membership Program. Upon college graduation, Colonel McCurry became a Regular Army Aviation Officer. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from the University of Idaho, a Masters of Arts Degree in National Strategic Policy from the Naval War College and a Masters of Science Degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College.
His past assignments include: Deputy Director of Army Aviation, HQDA G-3/5/7; Deputy Commander, United States Army Alaska; Squadron Commander, 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Wainwright, AK and Kirkuk, Iraq; Brigade S-3, and Deputy Brigade Commander, Fort Wainwright, AK, and Baghdad, Iraq; Executive Officer, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, Schweinfurt, Germany, and East Samarra, Iraq; Troop Commander, 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, Headquarters and Headquarters Company Commander, 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, and Brigade Aviation Officer, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Drum, NY; and Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer, 2nd Battalion, 82nd Aviation Regiment, Operation Desert Storm.
Colonel McCurry’s awards and decorations include the Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Meritorious Service Medal, and Air Medal with numeral 3. Colonel McCurry has also earned the Combat Action, Master Army Aviator, and Parachutist badges.