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FLASH FROM THE CHIEF: Supply Corps Reserve Officer Nominated for Promotion
A nomination for promotion of Captain Michael T. Curran to the rank of Rear Admiral (lower half) was received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
CAPT Curran is currently serving with Voluntary Training Unit, Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Richmond, Virginia. Curran is a graduate of Villanova University and holds a Master of Business Administration from Strayer University. He completed Joint and Combined Warfighting School (JCWS) Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase II at the Joint Forces Staff College.
Prior to reporting to NOSC Richmond, Curran was the commanding officer of Naval Reserve (NR) U.S. Fleet Forces Logistics Support Unit. He spent the prior three years on active duty recall serving as military deputy to the chief of staff, Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Headquarters and chief of staff, DCMA International, Fort Lee, Virginia. His other command assignments include NR DASN (AP) and NR NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella Contracting Company Alpha.
Before transitioning to the Reserves, Curran served for nearly seven years on active duty. His active duty assignments include assistant supply officer, USS Portland (LSD 37) and assistant logistics officer, Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni, Japan.
During his career, Curran deployed on several occasions. He served aboard USS Portland (LSD 37) in Somalia in support of Operation Restore Hope and in Haiti in support of Operation Uphold Democracy. He also served at the United States Central Command Deployment and Distribution Operations Center to Kuwait and Afghanistan supporting Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom; and as the chief of contracts at Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
His professional designations include Joint Qualified Officer, Acquisition Corps Member, Naval Aviation Supply Officer, and Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer. Curran's awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, Meritorious Service Medal, two Joint Service Commendation Medals, three Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals, Army Commendation Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various unit and campaign awards.
Please join me in congratulating CAPT Curran on achieving this significant career milestone!
M. C. SKUBIC
RADM, SC, USN
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